Creek Restoration Underway at Summit Park
Thanks to funding support from a Clean Water Act section 319(h) grant from Hamilton County Storm Water District, Ohio EPA and U.S. EPA, a creek is being restored on the Summit Park site in conjunction with creation of stormwater collection ponds. These natural features will serve to mimic wetlands function in filtering stormwater before re-use on site. The ponds and creek will also reduce erosion and pollution into downstream receiving waters. In conjunction with the habitat restoration elements of this project, a series of workshops will be provided at Summit Park (including site tours) in the coming months. These workshops will inform homeowners about such topics as controlling and removing invasive plants from their properties, constructing rain gardens, native plant selection, and creating habitats for butterflies. For more information, visit www.ohioriverfdn.org.
All workshops will be at the Summit Park Community Room:
June 22nd 1-2:30pm: Native Plants in the home garden, and battling honeysuckle and other invasive plants
June 26th 7:00-8:30pm: Native Plants in the home garden, and battling honeysuckle and other invasive plants
July 8th 10:30-12:00pm: Why native plants; Battling invasive plants; and rain gardens 101
July 13th 1:00-2:30pm; Putting rainwater to good use; bioswales, rain gardens, and rain barrels
July 27th 7:00-8:30pm: Putting rainwater to good use; bioswales, rain gardens, and rain barrels