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SUNDAY: U.S. EPA and City of North Charleston Construct Rain Garden for North Charleston Community

Release Date: 06/03/2011
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, 404-562-8293 or 404-387-4368, marraccini.davina@epa.gov

(North Charleston, S.C. - June 3, 2011) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, City of North Charleston and the River Network on Sunday, will construct a new community rain garden at the Gussie Green Community Center in North Charleston, S.C. Officials will be on-hand along with local youth, residents and volunteers to install rain barrels and plant a rain garden in the Chicora-Cherokee community.

Rain gardens will capture rainwater runoff into soil before it flows into streets and storm drains allowing local plants to remove pollutants from runoff through the natural biological and chemical process. In addition to protection from stormwater runoff, today’s rain garden installation will be an educational experience for local youth and residents to learn more about green job opportunities including environmental management for local parks and recreation services.

WHO: U.S. EPA
City of Charleston
River Network

WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 2011

                  1:00 p.m.

WHAT: Community Rain Garden Installation, Educational Opportunity

WHERE: Gussie Green Community Center
2012 Success St. in North Charleston

RSVP: Credentialed press who would like to request an interview or attend the event should
e-mail
marraccini.davina@epa.gov or MBurke@rivernetwork.org for further details.