The stormwater education station, in a well-frequented park replete with play grounds and ball courts, provides an easily grasped representation of the stormwater problem and helps the community understand what steps they can take to make a difference!
It was built on Saturday, April 4, 2015 with the help of the Midshipmen Action Group. The “Faux” house has examples of:
- A rain garden with native plants (planted last October)
- Gutter and downspout directed to a rain barrel pointed to the rain garden
- Permeable pavers
- Educational signage to inform residents how they can help prevent stormwater pollution and clean up local waterways with the use of rain barrels, rain gardens, native plants and permeable pavers
The Stormwater Education Station is to show that WE can all prevent stormwater runoff using easy techniques. To learn how, visit the Stormwater Education Station or contact us to learn how YOU can reduce polluted runoff from entering Spa Creek.
The Stormwater Education Center was dedicated on Saturday, May 2, 2015
Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides cut the ribbon dedicating the education station with members of the Chambers family looking on along with Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles, and representatives of the Midshipmen Action Group.
Funding for the Stormwater Education Station was provided by: BGE Green Grants in partnership with Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles, Lon Powell, Stanford Womack, Midshipmen Action Group, and the following businesses:
Womack Construction, Johnson Lumber, Home Depot, ALLIED, the Stone Store, K&B True Value, Belgard Hardscapes, Sherwin-Williams, Papa John's