CHS Campus Plan

In the spring on 2010, the Ecology Club students met with local Landscape Architects from JJR-Smith Group to develop a sustainable campus plan for Community High School.  We generated some great ideas ranging from a rain garden, which has been planted, to an outdoor classroom.  Our hope is to eventually make some of our designs a reality!  Take a look at the plan below, or click on the link for more information.

Community High Campus Plan

Rain Garden Planting
The CHS Eco Club planted a rain garden as part of our effort to create a more sustainable campus.  The purpose of a rain garden is to catch surface runoff water in order to prevent it from entering the storm drains and eventually going to the Huron River.  Runoff is detrimental to the health of the Huron River because it can carry pollutants, sediment and chemicals to the waterway.

Our rain garden catches runoff from the school parking lot and surrounding land.  It is filled with native Michigan plants, such as Swamp Milkweed, Wild Strawberry, New England Aster, and Common Mountain Mint. 

Thanks to the Native Plant Nursery, John Hollowell and Associates and the Huron River Watershed Council for their help in establishing the CHS Rain Garden!
Planting the Rain Garden
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Courtney Kiley,
Aug 14, 2012, 7:52 AM