Another Brook Run update

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Finally we have some dry soil! Our landscaper has been working this week to till up the rain gardens on the residential properties. Between yesterday and today, several rain gardens have been tilled, leaf compost has been added, and the gardens have been graded. Tilling will continue tomorrow and Thursday, and planting should start this Friday! Several gardens have tarps on them in case it rains – this will help keep the soil dry until they can be tilled. After those gardens have been tilled, the tarps will move to the gardens first in line to be planted.

Also, three rain gardens needed small retaining walls due to the slope on the properties. Those have been completed.

Jefferson_wall completedPospichel_tilled & being worked onLacy_wall & tilling finishedDickerson_597 Brook Run2

Brook Run update

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

The Central Ohio Rain Garden Initiative is pleased overall with the progress of the Brook Run rain garden installations, however wet weather has been holding up the process. The sod has been removed from the oulined shapes of each of the garden spots, but that soil needs to be tilled up to help offset compaction and give the plants’ roots a little help in getting established. Soil generally should not be worked when too wet, so there has been a slight delay in the installations. Hopefully this weekend will prove to be drier, then the gardens can be tilled and planted. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for dry weather then  rain!

Ohio State President, Dr. E. Gordon Gee, visited with FABE students during their poster presentation at the OSU Capstone Design Showcase hosted the College of Engineering on May 28th. Shown in the picture from left of right are Phil Cherosky, Kevin White, President Gee, and Adam Peterca (Ryan Schmid, the fourth group member, could not attend due to a class conflict).  This FABE capstone team is collaborating with CORGI and the City of Westerville to design the right-of-way rain gardens to reduce storm water discharges and improve water quality in the Brook Run subdivision.

                  osu students w gordon gee_052810                 

Click on the link to view the final designs for the right-of-way gardens for the neighborhood project produced by the OSU students – final designs_060110.

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