Beautify the Park's Rain Garden (Afternoon)

Opportunity Summary

This activity is part of the 9/11 Day of Service. We will be working on 200 linear feet of a forested rain garden. We will also plant 2 large dog wood trees. We will plant 10-20 native grass clumps along the side slopes.  (More Details...)


Sep 11, 2017 12pm - 3pm       14 volunteers needed!
Registrations for this shift close on Sep 8, 2017.


Volunteers will be stabilizing the side slopes of a large rain garden at Umstead State Park, rock-lining the side slopes and installing an innovative side slope holder to help keep the rocks. They'll also help with planting native mthly grass & trees and weeding in butterfly gardens. Lunch will be served at 12:30!

All volunteers must complete this waiverprior to the project and bring the completed document with them:

Rain Plan

Project is a go until very heavy rains. If the project needs to be cancelled due to bad weather, it will be cancelled the night before and posted to

Parking Info

Take the Harrison Ave entrance (Reedy Creek Entrance) to William B. Umstead State Park. Exit 287 off I-40.
There is a large parking lot at Reedy Creek Entrance, William B. Umstead State Park. Sign-in and project is within the parking lot area.