Sound Rivers minute: Nash CC rain garden thriving

Environmental, Flooding, Sound Rivers, Stormwater, Stormwater Issues, Stormwater Restoration Projects, Stormwater Runoff, Tar-Pamlico Watershed, Water Quality

Posted on August 17th, 2023

After a year, the rain garden at Nash Community College is thriving.

Take a minute (a literal minute) to tour Nash Community College’s thriving rain garden with Sound Rivers’ Program Director Clay Barber. This is what we’re aiming for: lots of healthy native plants that can withstand hot, dry conditions, yet can soak up stormwater the second it starts raining. Progress! And a shout out to the maintenance crew that’s doing an awesome job caring for this beautiful rain garden!

Watch the Clay’s video here:

The newly planted rain garden in May of 2022 (compare to the photo at top, taken in August 2023)
Cardinal flower, Black-Eyed Susan and a variety of native grasses tolerate both wet and dry conditions, making them ideal for rain gardens.

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