Blog : Great Bay Steward's Soak up the Rain event

By Emily | Jun 19, 2014 | in

As pollution continues to rise, so does the number of people working to combat it. This includes the people of The Great Bay Stewards. One of the ways they are working towards combating pollution is through the Soak Up the Rain New Hampshire program.

Managed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Soak Up the Rain N.H. is a voluntary program with one goal: to protect and to restore clean water in the state’s lakes, streams and coastal waters from the negative impact of storm water pollution.

With nearly 90% of New Hampshire's water pollution originating from water runoff on roadways, commerical and domestic properties and public spaces, Soak Up the Rain N.H. seeks to educate individuals about how they can help reverse these effects. Part of that process includes offering instructions and a list of materials for individuals to build and install their own infilitration systems and rain barrels on their property.

Enticed by such a great mission, The Great Bay Stewards have been a part of the program since 2013. G.B.S is a volunteer-based non-profit known for their hard-working environmental and conservation organizations. Their passion for the Great Bay can be seen in their protection of Great Bay plants and animals, strong commitment to research and supporting projects that focus on issues regarding sedimentation, habitat loss, excess nitrogen loads and many more.

To kick off this year’s program, the Great Bay Stewards will be holding an event at the Great Bay Discovery Center located at 89 Depot Road in Greenland on June 28 from 10 a.m. until noon. Joining The Great Bat Stewards at the event will be the N.H. Department of Environmental Services, Rolling Greens Nursery and others. This event also includes a trip to a local rain garden the Stewards helped install last year.

This event brings together the environmentally-minded, showcasing the work The Great Bay Stewards and Soak Up the Rain N.H. do to ensure future generations can enjoy the state's waterways. With these two amazing businesses working together, the Great Bay and New Hampshire area are in good hands!

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