Birches Elementary School

416 Westminster Boulevard
Turnersville
NJ 08012

Birches Elementary School

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History:

The Birches Elementary School rain garden was installed to beautify the site and to intercept, treat, and infiltrate stormwater runoff from the surrounding sidewalks.

To address the water quality issues associated with increased stormwater runoff, demonstration projects like this rain garden are essential.

Type of Runoff Managed:

This rain garden manages stormwater runoff from the surrounding sidewalks.

Installation:

The rain garden was installed in May 2011 by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County, Gloucester County Master Gardeners, and about 50 students from Birches Elementary School. The native plants that were installed in this rain garden were purchased from Pinelands Nursery & Supply and local nurseries. Funding for this rain garden was provided by the Birches Elementary School PTO.

Daffodils were added to this rain garden's buffer zone in December 2011. Approximately fifteen Birches Elementary School students, faculty, and staff worked with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Recources Program to install approximately 100 daffodil bubs in this rain garden. Funding for these daffodils was provided by the Birches Elementary School PTO.

Plant List:

Black-eyed Susan
Daffodils
Indiangrass
Marigold
New England Aster
Phlox
Sweet Pepperbush
Switchgrass

Maintenance:

This rain garden is maintained by the Birches Elementary School.

Location:

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