Lehigh County Conservation District Holds Rain Garden Open House

(Left to right): A partner from the Environmental Advisory Council, Caitlin Mercier, and Laura Hopek at the Rain Garden Open House. The rain garden is visible in the background. Photo provided by Lehigh County Conservation District.

In February, the Lehigh County Conservation District and project partners carried out a Virtual Rain Garden Workshop for thirty-three Upper Saucon Township residents. In addition, the workshop participants were invited to an open house rain garden tour in April.

Residents were educated on the importance of reducing stormwater runoff and non-point source pollution through the installation of native plants and rain gardens. The open house included a tour of an existing rain garden at the Upper Saucon Township municipal building.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.