This year, we are choosing to highlight our rain garden at the Education Center & 4-H Park for Hudson Valley Gives Day on Wednesday, May 18th!
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County invested in a 54-acre property on Finchville Turnpike in Otisville, New York to “Build the Dream” for the Education Center & 4-H Park with the goal to be a safe and welcoming home to hold 4-H events and activities. The plan has significantly changed over the last ten years and has become a comprehensive development initiative for Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County. For more information about the Education Center & 4-H Park, please visit http://cceorangecounty.org/education-center-and-4... .
Construction to the facilities is still operating on a day-to-day basis, including the installation of a rainwater harvester system. This project will be part of our overall stormwater management program complete with rain gardens, swales, and rain barrels for demonstration – and importantly a children’s hand pump for a fun, teaching tool for youth. Our staff and Doug Milne, Master Gardener Volunteer have outlined a detailed plan for the rain garden which will surround the beautiful walkway, Justin Terrace – in Memory of Mia that was installed last summer.
Photo Caption: Doug Milne, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteer designed the master plan for the rain garden located at the Education Center & 4-H Park.
We need your support to assist our Master Gardener Volunteers and staff execute their plans to plant an attractive, resilient, and educational rain garden for all park-goers to enjoy for decades to come. Donations from Hudson Valley Gives will help purchase beautiful florals, shrubs and trees in addition to planters and funds toward building accessible gravel walkways. Our goal of $3,000 will help establish a welcoming and relaxing rain garden for everyone to enjoy.
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Last updated April 27, 2022