A Conservancy project to install rain gardens aims to add natural beauty and improve quality of life in an urban neighborhood in the heart of Camden.
In July, LEAF interns braved 100 degree weather to install a rain garden in the heart Camden, New Jersey. The project is part of a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and Project SMART that aims to develop a network of green infrastructure projects such as storm water management with rain gardens.
Rain gardens contain water-loving grasses, wildflowers and other plants that thrive in areas of heavy water flow, and help absorb and filter impure water. This has a big impact on urban areas like Camden, where a small amount of rain can cause sewage overflow.