If you happened to be driving along Route 3 in Anne Arundel County last Saturday, June 2, you probably wondered what all those people were doing in front of Crofton.
They were Crofton residents participating in a planting day for the community and helping to put the finishing touches on a rain garden.
A rain garden has been discussed in this community for years and finally gained momentum over the past two years, as local leaders obtained professional advice from engineers, landscapers, and environmentalists. Construction began in May after a grant was obtained for funding and Crofton Village Garden Club donated $3,000.
The purpose of this project is to reduce and mitigate storm water damage to creeks, streams, rivers and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay by diverting rain water run-off from the community to the rain gardens rather than the storm drain on Rt. 3, where it has flowed for years.
Many thanks to garden club member Joanne O'Malley for sharing her photos with us.
Congratulations and thank you to the organizations and individuals who have worked tirelessly on this project for a very long time. The community looks forward to watching our garden grow.