On June 2, 2018, the Eastern RI Conservation District (ERICD) partnered with the New England Water Environment Association and The Common Fence Point Association to create a rain garden at the Common Fence Point Community Hall in Portsmouth, RI. The rain garden was constructed in one day with help from over 40 people. The project will collect runoff from the roof, decreasing flooding and polluted runoff from this site.
The New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) Young Professionals Committee and Common Fence Point community members built this 750 square foot rain garden as part of ongoing improvements to the neighborhood’s community center.
All labor was donated by volunteers from the New England Water Environment Association, ERICD, the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) staff and the Common Fence Point community. It was a tremendous joint effort, brought together in only a matter of weeks.