Thanks to the diligent planning of our past interns, we are looking forward to installing a rain garden at Community House Park in Southbury this summer! The rain garden will help absorb and filter stormwater runoff flowing from the former basketball court, the bathhouse, and a driveway before flowing into a tributary to Bullet Hill Brook. Last fall, approvals for the rain garden were received from Southbury Parks & Recreation and the Public Works Department as they oversee management of the town owned property.
Funding for the project has been made possible through a Watershed Assistance Small Grants Program grant administered by Rivers Alliance of Connecticut. Stay tuned to learn more about opportunities to volunteer on this and other conservation projects this summer.