Like many streams, the Lopatcong Creek suffers from elevated levels of contamination. The region’s limestone geology complicates efforts to implement solutions. The rain garden at Rath’s is uniquely adapted to these circumstances, making it the first and only rain garden of its kind. This innovation makes an effective green infrastructure technique possible in an area where it would not otherwise be suitable. Join our webinar to learn about the garden’s customized engineering and its broader role in efforts to reduce pollution and raise awareness in the Lopatcong Creek Watershed.
Presenter bio: Juniper Leifer is the project coordinator for the Lopatcong Creek Initiative, a program of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition. As a dedicated local advocate, she also serves her community as an organizer, as an activist, and as chair of the Lopatcong Township Environmental Commission.