Waiting on the rain

Groton Town Councilor Aundré Bumgardner, second from left, joins a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School, from left, Daemian Guilbeault, Amaliyah Bright, Rossany Cabrera and Boris Mejia, as they help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Groton Town Councilor Aundré Bumgardner, second from left, joins a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School, from left, Daemian Guilbeault, Amaliyah Bright, Rossany Cabrera and Boris Mejia, as they help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Groton — A group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday.

This is the third rain garden students from the Grasso shop have completed this year. The one at Human Services is a project of the Eastern Connecticut Conservation District and funded by a federal Long Island Sound Futures Fund grant through the Environmental Protection Agenacy and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The 450-square-foot garden will filter water from the 8,200-square-foot parking lot at Human Services to keep pollutants from entering the nearby Poquonnock River.

The other two rain gardens are at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford and the New London Senior Center.

Christopher Jones adds a bucket of mulch to the area as a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Christopher Jones adds a bucket of mulch to the area as a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Natalie MacCulloch, right, takes a break and Emily Rodriguez continues to rake as a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Natalie MacCulloch, right, takes a break and Emily Rodriguez continues to rake as a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Christopher Jones rakes the mulch as a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Christopher Jones rakes the mulch as a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Natalie MacCulloch shovels mulch into a bucket as a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Natalie MacCulloch shovels mulch into a bucket as a group of 10th-grade bio environmental technology students from Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Regional Technical High School help to mulch a rain garden at the Groton Human Services property Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments