Area residents are invited to show support for the Whalepond Brook Watershed and try to help reduce neighborhood flooding and erosion by attending a public seminar on how to create your own rain garden on Sat., April 23.
The free seminar, to be held at the Ocean Township Public Library on Deal Road from 1 to 3 p.m., will teach participants about watershed ecology and how to create their own rain garden in their backyards.
Laurel Von Gerichten, with the Ocean Township Shade Tree Commission, will also give a tour of the award-winning rain garden outside the Ocean Township library. Then, at the end of May, another seminar will be held on how to install the rain garden.
“Then get hands-on experience using your seminar learning and help plant a rain garden at the Ocean Township Swim Club. Every bit of water that we can filter for pollutants and slow down
from entering the Whale Pond Brook will make a difference. Let’s get everyone on the watershed involved and together we can make it better for all of us,” watershed association founder and co-chair Faith Teitelbaum said.
The Whale Pond Brook Watershed Association is a group of volunteers from all five towns on the watershed whose vision is to restore the eroded banks and water quality in the Whale Pond Brook watershed.
The five towns on the watershed are Ocean Township, Long Branch, West Long Branch, Eatontown and Tinton Falls
“We want to be able to walk along a greenway from its source in Tinton Falls to the ocean in Long Branch. So please come on April 23 and learn how you can help our watershed and your neighborhood,” Teitelbaum said.\
There is limited seating at the library so please RSVP at 732-513-5445 to reserve a seat.