The brand new Lions Park on the Sauk River in Cold Spring will soon feature something called Rain Gardens. In this story, Greg Berg, a shoreland specialist with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District talks about the construction of the Rain Gardens and their purpose in helping to prevent soil and nutrients from washing into the watershed. Erosion is a serious problem in area lakes and streams.
This week included excavation and soil prep for the three rain garden sites. Next week Thursday and Friday, local volunteers will assist in planting in each of the gardens a combination of native plants and water filtering vegetation.
If you would like to volunteer and help with next weeks planting:
Call Lois at the Cold Spring City Hall