Upper Perkiomen High School Rain Garden

Description

Students of Upper Perkiomen High School Environmental Science classes retrofitted an existing storm drain by raising the inlet to prevent normal rainfall event runoff from entering the storm drain lines. After the storm drain retrofit was completed, the students installed a rain garden around the raised inlet to promote runoff purification and infiltration. The purpose of the project was to reduce and purify stormwater runoff from entering into the Green Lane Reservoir and eventually the Perkiomen Creek. Technical help for the project was received from Susan Harris of the Montgomery County Conservation District.

Location

County: Montgomery
Watershed: Perkiomen Creek

Partners

Perkiomen Creek Watershed Improvement Corporation
Montgomery County Conservation District
TreeVitalize
Upper Perkiomen School District

Cost

$3,616

Contact

James Coffey
Upper Perkiomen High School
2 Walt Road
Pennsburg, PA 18073
215-679-3450
jcoffey@upsd.org

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