Mona Shores High School Rain Garden

This project was led by two students, Joel Coston and Andrew Johnson, in Sara Busken's independent study ecology class.  Through a grant we received from ERM Foundation, they coordinated the planning, design, and installation of a rain garden in the front of their school in an area that collects runoff from the circular driveway. The rain garden naturally treats the pollutants in the water, preventing them from entering the storm drain and nearby creek located to the east.

Planting date was April 15th, 2006.

Area Where Water Pools
Marking the Outline 4-2006
Students Pulling Up Sod
Garden Excavation 4-2006
Refilling the Rain Gardens
Students At Work
Marking The Garden Layout
Students At Work
Spreading Hardwood Mulch
Rain Gardens & Dry Prairie Garden
Story in the Muskegon Chronicle
Two Months After Planting
End of Summer
Area Where Water PoolsNatural area for a rain garden.
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