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.
LEAF Interns: Greening the City
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.