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Watershed association helps schools with runoff projects

June 06, 2009

The Beaver Creek Watershed Association Inc. was founded by concerned neighbors and local fly fishermen with an objective to scientifically restore, protect and preserve the water quality of the Beaver Creek Watershed, according to its Web site.

It recently assisted Greenbrier Elementary School in Boonsboro and the Mount Aetna Adventist School in Hagerstown receive grant funds for stormwater retrofit projects. Utilizing a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, rain gardens are being created for the treatment of stormwater runoff from the rooftops of the school buildings, which will better protect Beaver Creek.

For more information on the Beaver Creek Watershed Association, go to www.bcwamd.org.

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