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...)


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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

Park in the large parking lot of the Reedy Creek Entrance for William B. Umstead State Park.