By Kristina Necovska, GSWA Membership Associate
Thanks to a green infrastructure grant won by Paterson Storm Water Management Resource Training (Paterson SMART), two Paterson schools will soon have gorgeous new rain gardens. The impact will be immediate – students and faculty will soon enjoy the beauty of native New Jersey trees and plants while the gardens provide a huge service behind the scenes. These two rain gardens will act as enormous living sponges and prevent half a million gallons of stormwater from entering the Paterson’s sewage systems each year.
Great Swamp Watershed Association is looking forward to providing the educational programming to School 4 and School 28 which will help train students and faculty to own and appreciate the value of these wonderful new additions to their city.