County Green Streets and RainScapes Rewards projects in the Sligo Park Hills neighborhood provided inspiration to representatives of local congregations who recently attended a walking tour hosted by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) in partnership with Montgomery County and the Friends of Sligo Creek. The tour is part of a Caring for Sligo Creek Sacred Grounds for congregations grant project funded by the NWF.
Below Kit Gage (photo center), a Friends of Sligo Creek board member and neighborhood resident, discusses native plants growing in one of the featured gardens. Participants are standing on a Green Streets permeable paver parking pad system. Planted gardens both within the County Right-of-Way as well as on private property, along with the permeable parking pads, work together throughout the neighborhood to manage stormwater runoff.
Below, this cultivar of a native goldenrod, called ‘Fireworks’ for good reason, was on spectacular display within Green Streets bioretention plantings along the tour route.
Asters, like this impressive New England Aster, below, were also part of the fall tableau.
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Please note: Rainscapes will not accept new applications from October 12, 2020 through February 14, 2020. However, you an still learn more about what you can do at home by visiting Rainscapes.org.