POSTPONED – Earth Month Event: Rain Garden Maintenance Work Party at Carnation Elementary School

When: Sat, April 11, 2020 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: Carnation Elementary School, 4950 Tolt Ave, Carnation, WA 98014 Contact: Chris LaPointe Contact Email: Contact Phone: (206) 292-9875 Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

Join Stewardship Partners, Carnation Elementary School, the Snoqualmie Tribe, and Aspect Consulting as we celebrate Earth Day’s 50 year anniversary with a maintenance work party at the Carnation Elementary School rain gardens. In 2015, Stewardship Partners received a grant from the King County Flood Control District to work with the 3rd grade class to design and install two rain gardens on the campus. They were installed in 2018 and are doing great, they just need a little upkeep and weeding! Rain gardens are a beautiful landscape amenity that help address our regions single largest water quality threat: run off pollution. Like a sponge, a rain gardens allow stormwater runoff to be soaked up, and filter out pollutants while recharging ground water instead of flooding the Snoqualmie River.     

Refreshments (coffee, water & snacks), tools, gloves, and an overview of the work, why it’s important and how to do it are provided. We’ll educate volunteers about the project and our efforts in the Snoqualmie Valley. Bring a full water bottle and a coffee cup or travel mug for refreshments.

How to prepare
We suggest dressing in layers that include long pants, a long sleeve shirt, a jacket and sturdy footwear (work boots, mud boots, hiking boots or running shoes). Please come prepared for the weather by bringing rain gear if you have it and older clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty, wet or muddy. We do not hold anyone to the full length of the event.

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