Extra! Extra! Hot off the Press! Pope SWCD Searches for Raingarden Blitz Trailblazers!
Pope Soil and Water Conservation District is in process of a raingarden initiative in the City of Glenwood. A raingarden is a biofiltration practice that reduces the flow rate of stormwater and reduces pollutant loads from impervious surfaces such as driveways, roofs and roads within an urban setting. Other projects could be bioswales or tree trenches depending on the layout of the yard and the desire of the landowner.
Pope SWCD was awarded a Clean Water Fund grant focusing on stormwater within Glenwood. Lake Minnewaska is the receiving benefitted waterbody from these city projects. Through this grant, Pope SWCD is able to offer 75% cost-share of the total project cost to landowners who enter into a project contract with our office. Project site will be reviewed to determine feasibility. If you are interested in a raingarden or stormwater practice on your property, please contact the Pope SWCD office at 320-634-5327 and ask for Jessica.