Opequon Creek Project Team

Rain Gardens

Judicial Center
In summer – fall of 2006, the Team helped design and construct a rain garden to hold and filter runoff from a large parking lot at the Berkeley County Judicial Center in Martinsburg, WV.  The garden was dedicated on November 2, 2007 and a number of dignitaries were present, including Stephanie Timmermeyer, Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.  At the dedication, a sign describing the benefits of rain gardens and listing the partners involved in the project was unveiled.  In the spring of 2008, the Team, again with the help of the Master Gardeners, installed a terraced garden on the slope draining into the rain garden. 
Photo Gallery

Baltimore Street
In the spring of 2008,  the Team installed another rain garden at the intersection of Baltimore and Randolph Streets in Martinsburg, WV.  This installation was funded through a grant received from the WV Department of Environmental Protection's Nonpoint Source Program.  This project included the production of a video which describes how homeowners can convert such a large project, as this garden is, into a scaled down version for home use and enjoyment.
Video Highlight
Photo Gallery

VIDEO:  Short Rain Garden Overview (Windows Media Video format - .wmv)

VIDEO:  Short Rain Garden Overview (QuickTime Video format - .mov)

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