Follow the Water 2019
School Programs to Know and Benefit the Watershed
Follow the Water @ Little Run Elementary
April 30, 2019
Six hundred native plants were installed near the school’s playground. The hands-on learning event was provided by Revitalize, Restore, Replant! (R3), a County program in which students learn how native plants with long roots improve water quality by soaking up excess nutrients and hold soil in place better than turf grass.
During recess many younger students gathered ‘round and expressed their excitement for this new space. Many were extending the hands, asking to be watered along with the plants.
Plantings surrounding storm drains like this are done in the form of a “pizza garden”, with species separated into wedge-shaped slices for easier identification and weeding.