Hillsborough’s Newest Rain Garden Planted

On Sunday, October 6th, the Township’s newest rain garden was planted along Hunt Club Road. Thank you to all of the volunteers who participated and to DPW for preparing the site. A special thank you to the two Rutgers Environmental Stewards who designed the rain garden, Gretchen Rotondo and Amy Miller, as part of their Environmental Steward project. A rain garden is functional landscaping designed to capture storm water and reduce flooding. They are also designed to improve water quality by acting as a filter for pollutants. Rain gardens are beautiful, low maintenance, and inexpensive gardens you can install at your home. Phase I of the Foxchase Pond Restoration Project includes a rain garden and installation of a naturalized meadow. These green infrastructure demonstrations are designed to manage stormwater and improve water quality. This project is a continuation of the ongoing 319(h) Clean Water Act Grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection from 2014 that the Rutgers Cooperative Extension has been working on along with Hillsborough Township. For more information please visit www.sustainablehillsborough.com

Fox Chase Pond Rain Garden on Hunt Club Pond

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