Guam - Several volunteers came out to Santos Memorial Park
in Piti this afternoon to build a rain garden. And according to Center for
Watershed Protection program director David Hirschman, he hoped to teach the
impacts of flooding and erosion caused by runoff and how it impacts water
quality and water pollution on island.
"So it's called a rain garden because it is a garden but instead
of being mounted up like some gardens are like in parking lots. So it's scooped
out so it's like the shape of contact lenses, so it collects the water and as
the water sits in there and moves through the sands and the plants and the
mulch, a lot of the pollutants are taken out of the water," he explained.
The project was done about six months ago in Saipan
and is funded by the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program.