posted November 16, 2016 under: Rainscaping Blog LGROW News Blog
Tom's of Maine holds an annual Green your School contest nation wide. This year Mrs. Barr's class from Pinewood Elementary in Jenison won the 3rd place prize of $10,000 for their project "No Swimming Allowed...WHAAT?!?". This project was created to restore the designated use of full body contact to Maplewood Lake in Jenison by conducting water quality testing and implementing green infrastructure practice.
posted October 13, 2016 under: Rainscaping Blog LGROW News Blog
Mrs. Barr's sixth grade class got an up close look at a couple of the green infrastructure practices in Grand Rapids in preparation for their current project, the restoration of Maplewood Lake in Jenison. The students are competing for a grant from Tom's of Maine that will fund their research and the equipment needed for water quality testing.
posted October 10, 2016 under: Rainscaping Blog LGROW News Blog
Volunteers planted approximately 4,365 native plants along ~380 linear feet of shoreline along Fisk Lake and Coldbrook Creek. These native plants can now reclaim the soil and assist in the filtration and infiltration of stormwater. These plants will control erosion of the soil, filter pollutants, protect fish, reduce flooding, and provide suitable wildlife habitat.