But I ain't complaining
'Cause I love the rain
"I Love The Rain" -- The Real Tuesday Weld
SUMMIT, NJ - The one-year anniversary of three community rain gardens is the impetus for The City of Summit Environmental Commission hosting a community-members-are-welcome ribbon cutting ceremony and garden walking tour October 4, commencing at 3 p.m. The event will begin at the Summit Free Public Library rain garden -- located on the corner of Morris Avenue and Maple Street -- and then proceed to the City Hall location at 512 Springfield Avenue.
The Rutgers Water Resources Program designated Summit as a site for three demonstration rain gardens. Through a partnership with the Rahway River Watershed Association and Rutgers University, and with the support of Summit Common Council, Division of Public Works and the Summit Free Public Library Board, two rain gardens were installed at the library, and one at City Hall.
The walking tour will highlight the installation of full-color interpretive signs and include explanations on the importance of stormwater management, native plant selection and design considerations. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions to Rutgers and Rahway River Watershed Association staff.
For more information or to confirm attendance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-277-9418.