We are currently in week 3 of the 2017 BCe2 summer internship. Today we took pictures all 10 of our rain gardens planted over the past two years. Check out the updates below!
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South Bend has a combined sewer, meaning our stormwater mixes with our sewage in the same sewer system before being sent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant to be cleaned. But keep in mind, our sewer system only has a certain capacity. When we receive a lot of rain, the sewers fill up and begin to overflow. The only … More Historic Rainfall Causes Massive CSO, How Rain Gardens Can Help
The Bowman Creek team gave our final 2016 internship presentation last Thursday to neighbors, community leaders, partners, stakeholders, funders, and the mayor. Check out the full presentation playlist here.
On Monday, our team completed the last rain garden installation of the year. This rain garden, which is residential, is located at St. Joseph St. & Haney Ave. Check out our photos from Rain Garden 10 below:
This past Wednesday our team worked tirelessly in the heat to complete our 8th and 9th rain gardens for the BCe2 team! Great job and thank you to all the team for contributing and making the rain garden installation day run smoothly! Rain Garden 8 – Residential (Milton St.) Rain Garden 9 – Residential (High … More UPDATE: Rain Gardens 8 & 9
It’s been a year since the 2015 team of interns installed BCe2’s first two rain gardens. A few of us went out to see how they’re doing after a year. Below are a few pictures of the current rain gardens. Rain Garden 1 – St. Joseph St., Residential Rain Garden 2 – Miami St., … More UPDATE: Rain Garden 1 & 2
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, our team installed four rain gardens. This brings the total of BCe2 rain gardens installed to 7! The rain gardens are… Rain Garden 4 – Public (Heritage Homes, Fellows & Wenger) Rain Garden 5 – Residential (Donald St.) Rain Garden 6 – Residential (Dayton & Rush) Rain Garden 7 – … More UPDATE: Rain Gardens 4, 5, 6, 7
We have completed the first rain garden of this year (and the third for this project)! It is located at the corner of Fellows St. and the Pennsylvania Ave. alley, at the Heritage Homes building. The garden took a full work day to complete, and we hope it positively impacts the area around it. Here are … More UPDATE: Rain Garden 3 (Public)
On Thursday, BCe2 interns got a chance to tour the Cardno Native Plant Nursery in Walkerton, IN. The interns learned about the products at Cardno, rain gardens, and some of the work that goes into running a native pant nursery. We started the morning by learning about native plant seeds with our awesome “tour guide” … More Interns Tour Native Plant Nursery