Timber Creek High School Demonstration Rain Garden

501 Jarvis Road
Sicklerville
NJ 08081

Timber Creek High School Demonstration Rain Garden

Water FeatureEnvironmental EducationEco Landscaping

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History:

The Timber Creek High School rain garden was installed to beautify the site and to intercept, treat, and infiltrate stormwater runoff from the sidewalk and surrounding courtyard area. This rain garden was installed to serve as a demonstration and an outdoor classroom for the staff, students, and visitors of Timber Creek High School. To educate the students about rain gardens, the Stormwater Management in Your School Yard educational program was presented to approximately one hundred and seventy-five Environmental Science, Honor's Biology and AP Environmental Science students. During these presentations, the students learned about stormwater management, rain garden site selection, and the native plants in their rain garden.

Type of Runoff Managed:

This rain garden manages stormwater runoff from the sidewalk and surrounding courtyard area.

Installation:

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program staff, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County, Camden County Soil Conservation District, South Jersey Land and Water Trust, and approximately one hundred and seventy-five Timber Creek High School staff and students were present for the installation of the rain garden in November 2010, which was approved by the Timber Creek High School. Staff from the Timber Creek High School Maintenance and Grounds Department assisted with the labor of installing the rain garden. A small front-end loader was used to remove a portion of the native soil in the rain garden.Topsoil was then mixed with the native soil through the use of a rototiller. The native plants were then installed in the rain garden by the Timber Creek High School Environmental Science, Honor's Biology, and AP Environmental Science students.The plants that were installed in the rain garden were purchased from Pinelands Nursery & Supply.This rain garden and the Stormwater Management in Your School Yard educational program is funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Plant List:

Arrowwood Viburnum
Blue Lobelia
Blue Mistflower
Brown-eyed Susan
Cutleaf Coneflower
Foxglove Beardtongue
New England Aster
Panic Grass
Spotted Horsement
Witch-hazel

Maintenance:

This rain garden is maintained by the students of Timber Creek High School.

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