Smith Hall Rain Garden

Three urban stormwater control projects were implemented during ERWIA's 319 grant, including Rain Gardens at Elk River in Pineville and Indian Creek in Stella, plus a RainXchange/Rain Garden at Crowder College in Neosho. In addition, two septic system remediation projects and two more stream protection/livestock exclusion  (WQ10) projects were implemented. These pictures show the new RainXchange/Rain Garden at Crowder College after two different storm events in October within days of Rain Garden planting. The Rain Garden was installed with volunteer labor from the Newton-McDonald Master Gardener's. Here's a link to the story in the October 16, 2011, edition of the Neosho Daily News. These water quality improvement projects were also supported in part by a grant from the southwest Missouri Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP).