Stormwater Management at Maritime Charter Academy High School

Julie Slavet
Jun 4, 2010

Yesterday, while Sarah was helping Wyncote Elementary School students with a planting project at their school, Ashley and I headed over to the Maritime Charter Academy High School to help out with some of their new stormwater management features.

Maritime Charter Academy’s mission is to “provide students in grades 5 through 12 a rigorous academic program with the special theme of maritime studies. MACHS students work with the latest technology to learn maritime content such as nautical science and maritime business, while achieving to high standards in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and the Arts.”

Thanks to our partners at the Philadelphia Water Department, we were able to provide Maritime with a brand new rain barrel. Because Maritime is located on a historic property without much ability to dig in the ground, instead of a rain garden, the kids built a large planter box that will be filled with plants to help absorb rainwater. It was a hot day, but with some assistance, the kids were able to create the planter.

We’ll check back in with Maritime when all the plants are flourishing and post some updated pictures of the completed project!

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