BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (WLFI) – Students went green Tuesday to try to improve water quality by planting a rain garden.
Battle Ground Middle School students joined members of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation to plant a 475 square foot rain garden on school grounds Tuesday.
Officials said each student who participated planted 35 plants in the rain garden. They said this garden will treat nearly one-fifth of the water draining from the school roof.
“The Paint the Rain funds raised in 2013 and awarded this spring are well-timed as they help us address an urgent, unmet need in the community, improving water quality in the Wabash River,” said Sara Peel, Director of Watershed Projects at WREC, in a release to News 18.
According to program officials, this project will serve as an educational demonstration site and provide Battle Ground Middle School students with a hands-on opportunity to make a difference in their community and in the Wabash River.