Glenwood Stream Restoration & Rain Garden Project

  • Location
    Boardman, Ohio
  • Status
  • Age Level
    11 to 13 Years

The Problem

Our students are working on a few projects while addressing an issue with storm water runoff on campus. Students are designing rain gardens to address the runoff problem but are also researching native plants that will benefit pollinators. An extension to the project has other groups working on stream restoration and making observational study areas along the stream created by runoff. Students will be removing invasive species with the help of naturalist from the Ohio Division of Natural Resources and planting native plants to add biodiversity to the natural area while also supporting pollinators.

Our Plan

Students have been working with naturalists, engineers and a geologist to research, design and install a rain garden on campus. Students are also clearing invasive species of plants and trees along a stream and wooded area on school campus. Students will then plant native plants in their place.

Themes Addressed

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    Biodiversity Loss
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    Invasive Species
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    Water Pollution & Conservation

The Benefit

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