On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 the Remington Park Board and the Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the new Remington Community Park Raingarden!
The Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative (UIWI) will be cost-sharing for 75% of the total cost of the new Raingarden! The Upper Iroquois Watershed Initiative paid for Cardno of Walkerton, Indiana to design the new Raingarden and present plans to us. On April 13th, 2016 representatives from the UIWI, along with the Remington Park Department Superintendent Mike Babcock, met with Cardno at the project site to finalize the design plans.
According to the design, the Raingarden will be installed in stages. The first stage was to install the Raingarden at the base of a large water drainage pipe. The first phase was installed this past summer with the Remington Park Department Superintendent and his team heading up the installation. The first stage also involved the planting of numerous trees along the gravel drive. The trees selected for planting were Bur Oak, Tulip, Sycamore, and River Birch.
The second stage of the design plan is the installation of a large bioswale that will run along the gravel drive. This large bioswale will be a staggering 75 feet long and 14 feet wide! The bioswale will be filled with 12 different native plantings. The date for the installation of the bioswale has not been determined yet, but will likely not be installed until this fall or next year.
Keep an eye out on our website (www.iroquoiswatershed.com) for updated information and photos on the Remington Park Raingarden project!