Battle Ground students go green

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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