Plaster Creek Stewards
Working to restore health and beauty to the Plaster Creek Watershed
Alger Heights versus the "Flash"
Fall Event 2015
Flash floods may be a natural feature of the dry, rocky canyons of the West, but they have become an unnaturally common feature of many urban waterways in Michigan. Paved roads are necessary for quick, safe travel, but all our paved surfaces run directly into local waterways and contribute to flashy, dirty water in streams following a storm event. This spells disaster for Plaster Creek as it meanders through Alger Heights. Residents have begun fighting back by installing rain gardens in their roadside parkways, which combat the Flash by capturing stormwater and absorbing pollutants, thus sapping its power for evil.
Gather on September 26, 2015 for an update on recent findings about the Flash and its effects on Plaster Creek. After the short presentation, join us in the effort to restore Plaster Creek by planting more of these curb-cut rain gardens!
As always, dress for the weather! We will have some tools and gloves on site, but feel free to bring your own.
What: Alger Heights versus the "Flash"
When: September 26, 2015 9:00am-12:00pm
Where: Calvin College Bunker Interpretive Center
RSVP with Andrea Lubberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook site