Harford Streams
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Homestead Elementary School Rain Garden 

Several years ago, Mr. Bohlman's 5th grade class at Homestead Elementary School reached out to Harford County about their concerns for how runoff on the school property was causing erosion along the basketball court and contribing sediment into their local stream.

The 5th grade class presented their ideas to the County and helped to not only develop a solution to the erosion but also a way to treat the stormwater on their school campus.

Planting

Planting is scheduled for the week of April 29, where each 4th and 5th grade student will be planting the following native perennial plants in the rain garden. 

Juncus effusus (common rush)

Rudbeckia triloba (brown-eyed susan)

Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Juncus tenuis (poverty rush)

Carex lurida (sallow sedge)

Chasmanthium latifolium (indian woodoats)

Rudbeckia fulgida (orange coneflower)

Eupatorium perfoliatum (common bonset)

Deschampsia cespitosa (tufted hairgrass)

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Construction

November 30, 2019   

December 4, 2019   

December 5, 2019   

December 10, 2019     

Pre-construction

(Part 1) - November 20, 2019 

(Part 2) - November 20, 2019 

Design