Spencer Plaza rain gardens are working to keep Wilmington's waterways clear!
The Spencer Plaza rain gardens and water storage areas catch rainwater as naturally as possible to protect Wilmington's waterways! Plant roots soak up water and filter out pollutants, and even more water can soak into the ground. Together, the rain gardens and water storage areas can absorb and hold over 14,000 gallons of water during a rain storm - that's enough water to fill your bathtub every day for a year!
Here in Wilmington, rain water washes over the City and can carry pollution into the Brandywine, Christina, and Delaware Rivers.
Examples of native rain-loving plants that you can find in Spencer Plaza: Cardinal Flower (far left), White Hibiscus (top), Butterfly Weed (bottom left), and Blue Flag Iris (bottom right).
Location. 39° 44.6′ N, 75° 32.836′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on N. French
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gravesite of Bishop Peter Spencer (1779-1843) (here, next to this marker); Louis L. Redding City County Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walnut Street YMCA (about 800 feet away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caesar Rodney Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.