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Woods Hall Rain Garden

 
 
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By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
1. Woods Hall Rain Garden Marker
Inscription.
Most of the rain that falls on walkways and parking lots surrounding Woods Hall is collected by our storm drain systems. While storm drains help to remove stormwater from the site, it has the negative effect on the hydrology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Woods Hall Rain Garden will collect and slow down stormwater flows preventing localized and downstream flooding. Improperly managed runoff during storm events leads to erosion in streambeds and carries harmful pollutants such as oil, sediment, trash, and pet waste. This rain garden also serves to reduce and prevent these types of harmful pollutants from entering into the storm drains. with an average annual precipitation of 42 inches, this rain garden is capturing, infiltrating and reducing the temperature of over 200,000 gallons of rainwater that would otherwise enter from the Anacostia River and then into the Chesapeake Bay.

The Woods Hall Rain Garden was completed in the spring of 2013 in collaboration with public and private partners. In particular, donated materials from Aggregate Industries, major funding support through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and implementation efforts through the Anacostia Watershed Society in partnership with the University of Maryland made this project possible.

This project also converted
Woods Hall Rain Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 16, 2018
2. Woods Hall Rain Garden Marker
2,495 square feet of lawn into 2,400 square feet of BayScape which will provide habitat for butterflies such as the Baltimore Checkerspot (the official butterfly of the State of Maryland) and other small wildlife.
 
Erected by University of Maryland, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Anacostia Watershed Society.
 
Location. 38° 59.115′ N, 76° 56.54′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from Chapel Lane west of Regents Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4302 Chapel Drive, College Park MD 20740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Omicron Delta Kappa (within shouting distance of this marker); Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Millard E. Tydings (about 500 feet away); Morrill Hall (about 600 feet away); University of Maryland Vietnam War Memorial (about 600 feet away); "May Peace Prevail on Earth" (about 600 feet away); The Terrapin Memorial (about 600 feet away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in College Park.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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