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RainScaping Newsletter

Jun 09, 2011 04:22PM ● By Anonymous
The Anne Arundel County-wide non-profit social marketing campaign now has 50 RainScaping Campaign Partners, all working to improve the health of our tributaries and the Chesapeake Bay by motivating a critical mass of residents to make RainScaping the norm!

RainScaping=Beautiful Solutions to Water Pollution!

Thank you, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Constellation Energy, and Unity Gardens for your support of the RainScaping Campaign!

You're invited to a Stormwater Education Seminar, Saturday, June 11, 1 - 5 p.m.

Unity Gardens and the RainScaping Campaign are offering a Stormwater Education Seminar for anyone interested in the health of the Chesapeake Bay and our local rivers and streams. The seminar will be held at the Chesapeake Ecology Center, 245 Clay Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Highbush Blueberry Rain Garden

Three RainScaping Campaign Partners worked together this spring to install an outstanding rain garden!  With funding from Unity Gardens, several Master Gardener volunteers gave the Chesapeake Ecology Center (CEC) tremendous assistance by helping with site preparation and the planting of a Highbush Blueberry Rain Garden. The newest of a dozen rain gardens is located along the sidewalk at the entrance to Adams Academy Middle School, home of the CEC, where 30 Native Plant Demonstration Gardens and Sites are located. The rain garden is incorporated within the BayScape Garden which contains native trees, shrubs, flowering perennials and grasses.

View "Installing Rain Gardens to Reduce Runoff" and "It's Raining Rain Barrels!...

Check out the new Video Gallery page at and the 6 minute video “Installing Rain Gardens to Reduce Runoff,” and the 2 minute video "It's Raining Rain Barrels!...How to Install a Rain Barrel."

Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.

-Wendell Berry

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