Partners in the Planning and Building of the Rain Garden… Science Committee Co-Chairs Angela Andersen Rick Bushnell Science Committee - Rain Garden Project Manager Sandra Anton Primary Partner: Kline Landscaping, Barnegat Light - John and Tina Kline, proprietors Partners: 1. Marilyn Schmidt 2. Rare Find Nursery – Jackson, NJ 3. Pinelands Nursery - Columbus, NJ 4. Seashore Nursery & Typestries Sign and Design - Rick McDonough Manahawkin, NJ 5. “For the Love of Trees” - Pine Beach, NJ - Stephanie Turner
6. Boy Scout Troop 65 and Cub Scout Pack 18 7. Pat Dagnall 8. Paul Daukas 9. Liz Oliner 10. Forest Resource Education Center - Jackson, NJ 11. Soil Conservation District - Forked River, NJ 12. Rutgers Cooperative Extension 13. Master Gardeners (Ocean and Union County) 14. Enrico Marini - LBIF Facilities Manager
15. Ocean County Recycling 16. Jay Madden Architects – Harvey Cedars, NJ
LBIF 120 Long Beach Boulevard, Loveladies, NJ 08008 www.lbifoundation.org
LBIF of the Arts & Science W here Sc ienc e M eets the A rts
The LBIF Rain Garden:
The Rain Garden is a functioning demonstration site to showcase landscaping possibilities that open up the soil and allows rainwater to seep back into the ground and reduce runoff into the bay. The diversity of textures and colors of the plants and flowers are aesthetically pleasing and a great place to cool off on a hot day and to be artistically inspired by nature. There are benches within the garden for people passing by to stop, relax, and cool off while enjoying the view.
Why a Rain Garden at LBIF? Sandy Anton planned and oversaw the installation of the rain garden in the northeast corner of the LBIF property. Local boy scouts constructed benches and bird houses for achievement badges. The garden has become a beautiful centerpiece of the Science Committee’s efforts to provide lessons in storm water runoff,
coastal ecology and soils, habitats and gardening is also the spot for creative art, peaceful walks and learning about the simple ways we all can protect the fragile coastal environment we all love living here on the Bay and Ocean.