December 2017 Update on RCC Raingarden/Bioswale Project

NEARLY FINISHED!

Here are pictures taken this summer and fall of the progress on the Project. Chas Rogers has done an amazing job – not only writing the grants, but coordinating the work and DOING a huge amount himself!  We just had a big planting day before Thanksgiving and LOTS of folks showed up – RCC students as well as SRV members!

There is more to come (big boulders and more plants in early 2018), so check back from time to time to watch the progress!  And go to RCC to check it out in person!

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Shaping the land
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An unusual summer rain storm gave a nice test of the newly shaped waterway!
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Digging out an old culvert
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Chas – the rock guy!
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Lovely mountains of wood chips to top dress it all
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Coir bales to slow the flow of water down as it flows into newly created rocky spillway

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Lots of help on the first Planting Day!

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Newly installed full color metal interpretive Sign and some happy planters!
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And the first good test of the flow…

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Well done! Yea team!
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