Teatro Yerbabruja Raingarden Build

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Last month, Sustainable Long Island worked with Nelson, Pope, & Voorhis to design, plan, and implement a raingarden in partnership with Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja at the Central Islip Arts Center.

Staff and volunteers enriched the 10′ x 25′ site with compost, planted over 90 native perennials, and constructed a trench leading to a nearby sewer. Sustainable Long Island previously led a community garden build at the Arts Center as well.

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This garden is a form of green infrastructure that will collect rain water, filter pollutants, and allow for increased water infiltration.

The project was funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

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