Joined forces for rain garden maintenance
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Pittsfield — Pittsfield Beautiful volunteers and Miss Hall’s School students will join the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. to perform fall maintenance on the environmental rain gardens on North Street and to prepare the gardens for the winter.
More than 20 sophomores in Miss Hall’s School’s Horizons program will work with the HVA and Pittsfield Beautiful volunteers to care for the nine rain gardens that were installed in 2012 as part of a reconstruction of North Street. Maintained by HVA, the gardens collect surface stormwater—as well as road salt, sand, trash, and other contaminants carried in the stormwater—and prevent it from reaching the Housatonic River Watershed.