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Fanwood Opens Rain Garden

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Dave Schwartzberg, left, Sandy Redder, Sandrock and Chowdhury, right, of the Environmental Commission are joined by Bob Weldon of Weldon Materials, which contributed supplies for the construction of the garden at the opening of the Fanwood Rain Garden. Mayor Mahr and Taylor Klein cut the ribbon.  Credits: Brian Horton
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FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood's new rain garden at Borough Hall officially opened on Tuesday, May 19, in a short ceremony as Mayor Colleen Mahr and 10-year-old Taylor Klein cut a yellow ribbon with clippers to make it official.

Klein, a student at Park Middle School and winner of the recent Fanwood Earth Day poster contest, also unveiled the rain barrel she decorated that will be installed at Borough Hall.

The rain garden is along the driveway at Borough Hall and catches rain runoff from the drive and parking areas near the front entrance. It was designed and planted by Margaret Chowdhury and Phyllis Sandrock of the Fanwood Environmental Commission. Funding for the garden was provided by the Rahway River Watershed Association using a grant from the Watershed Institute.

Mahr and Klein cut the ribbon to open the rain garden. 

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