Moraine Township
  
navleft
Home
Assessor
Board
Clerk
Meetings
Supervisor
Contact
links

News of the Township
Rain Garden Volunteers Sought for Mooney Cemetery

For Immediate Release
date:week of August 18, 2013
Contact: Anne Flanigan Bassi, Supervisor, 847-432-3240, super@morainetownship.org

MORAINE TOWNSHIP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
TO HELP PLANT RAIN GARDENS AT MOONEY CEMETERY

In its continuing effort to address drainage issues at Mooney Cemetery on Ridge Road just north of Deerfield Road, Moraine Township is seeking volunteers to assist in a "planting event" for two rain gardens.

The planting event is scheduled for Friday, September 6th and Saturday September 7th. Volunteers are needed to help plant, and/or supervise/direct volunteers in planting 700 gallon containers in two rain garden areas. Volunteers are welcome for one or more of the following shifts:

Friday, September 6, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, September 6,  1:00  – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, September 7, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The rain gardens are part of a larger project to address drainage issues in a sustainable manner and aesthetically pleasing way.

"We are committed to showing respect and care to those buried there and being good stewards on behalf of our community," observed Township Supervisor Anne Flanigan Bassi.

The project was partially funded by a grant from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission. Earlier this summer, the aging driveway was replaced with permeable pavers and pipes to direct water into the rain garden.

To express interest and to be put on a volunteer contact list, contact Anne Flanigan Bassi, Moraine Township Supervisor at 847-432-3240 or email Supervisor Bassi at super@morainetownship.org for further information. Consult the Township's website at http://morainetownship.org on this and many other subjects.

-30-

 

Return to Press Release Archive

Return to News of the Township

Return to Home Page

 

  
777 Central Av, Highland Park IL 60035, 847-432-3240