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Planting native species...
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Rounding-up run-off...

The Native Species Rain Garden is located on the campus of West Shore Community College in Scottville, Michigan at the northeast corner of the Arts and Sciences parking lot. It was a collaborative project with West Shore Community College's Green Team and was created as a restoration project for AFFEW's Lincoln River Volunteer Monitoring Project.

Construction of the Rain Garden was made possible with grants from the Community Foundation of Mason County, Dow Chemical, and the Alliance for the Great Lakes Partner Network Fund with matching funds from AFFEW and West Shore Community College's Green Team.

The Rain Garden at West Shore Community College was created by community volunteers in the Fall of 2005 and is the first native species Rain Garden created in Mason County. Its purpose is to help reduce run-off and erosion that enter a tributary of the Lincoln River that runs through the college campus.


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Rain Garden Construction
and for more information.

Download a PDF of AFFEW's Rain Garden Brochure.