Murray science students propose plan for rain garden at the school

On Nov. 19, 20 students from Environmental Inquiry Immersion class presented their proposal for a rain garden on the Murray Middle School property. Students analyzed water collection, soil types and percolation test data, and took account of curb appeal, as well as the types of plants that would be native to the area and beneficial to desirable insects and birds.

District consultants and St. Paul Public Schools facilities staff are interested in working with the students and the St. Anthony Park Transition Town team to bring more sustainable and environmentally friendly landscape projects to Murray.

Science teacher Tim Chase said he plans to follow up with all groups represented at this meeting to discuss grant writing and ways to work with a proposed parking lot resurfacing project, tentatively scheduled for next summer.

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