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Rain garden workshop held

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Hoping to teach others about the impacts of runoff to our water quality on Guam, a rain garden training workshop was held earlier this month hoping to show others how landscaping can lead to healthy streams. Center for Watershed Protection program director David Herschman says a rain garden will help purify and protect the lagoon nearby.

He told KUAM News, "So this is one kind of practice that's designed to capture the runoff from impervious surfaces such as rooftops or roadways or any other types of hard surfaces that generates runoffs and capture runoff and absorb it."

The workshop aimed to show others how to build a rain garden. Island Girl Power's Juanita Blas says her organization received a $30,000 grant to work with the some of the villages to build rain garden and was on site to learn about the process. "There's only so much you can learn from research on the computer and talking with people but getting hands on and working on a rain garden is really amazing," she explained.

Ultimately for Horsley Witten Group project engineer Michelle West, she hopes residents can learn about rain gardens and even build one at home. She said, "And every little bit helps if everyone built a rain garden at their home it can help the overall problem we have on Guam."

The training was put on by Guam Coastal Management and the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. 

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