Rain Gardens being installed in downtown Scottsbluff

The City of Scottsbluff is in the process of installing a landscaping project to include rain gardens and tree plantings in the recently paved parking lot at the corner of Avenue A and 18th Street.

The Scottsbluff High School Horticulture class, taught by Shane Talkington, is assisting with the planting, along with a group of Master Gardeners. They began the project today (Wednesday) and will work on it again on Friday.

The landscape was designed by Amy Seiler with the Nebraska Forest Service and is part of the Greener Nebraska Towns Inititative, a grant program funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and administered by the Nebraska Forest Service and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. The public is invited to observe the next installation on the project Friday between 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. and learn more about how landscaping can be used to improve water quality.

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