Rain garden dedication

On Wednesday, June 3 the Stormwater Education Partnership will mark the official opening of the White Township rain garden. The garden was installed last October. The rain garden is designed to capture excess stormwater, and is an example of new stormwater management practices.

This event tops off a year-long effort to educate municipal and county officials, landscape professionals, and residents about new stormwater management practices designed to reduce flooding and  improve the quality of local waterways.

County Commissioner Rod Ruddock will provide the welcome. A brief program will follow ending with the unveiling of a permanent informational sign explaining  the design and construction of the rain garden and the benefits of installing them. Attendees will have an opportunity to plant irises in the garden to mark the completion of the project.

The event is open to the public. It will be held, rain or shine, in the White Township parking lot at 950 Indian Springs Road, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3.

The Stormwater Education Partnership is spearheaded by the Environmental Issues Committee of the League of Women Voters of Indiana County, and includes the Indiana County Office of Planning & Development, White Township, the Evergreen Conservancy, the Indiana County Conservation District and the Indiana Community Garden.

For more information, call Milt Lady at 724 -463-8585.