Giving Back on Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd) a group of Bank of America volunteers helped revitalize a rain garden in Arlington. Dawning red T-shirts and work gloves, the group dug an 8” trench to be filled with gravel to curb erosion in the garden, as well as raked, weeded and pruned the site. The rain garden was planted in May 2013 through a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's 5 Star Restoration Program, and serves to collect, absorb and clean stormwater runoff from the parking lot at the Hardy Elementary School. The volunteers participated through Bank of America’s Global Impact initiative, which logged over 1.5 million employee hours of volunteerism in 2012. The Mystic River Watershed Association would like to thank the volunteers, Bank of America and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for their support! Be sure to check out the rain garden at the Hardy School at 52 Lake Street, Arlington.

Read more about rain gardens here.

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Earth Day Rain Garden Maintenance 2014