Learn and Plant–Rain Garden at Reed Landing

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Mike Basczewski of New England Pollinator Gardens prepares the ground., photo by Wendy Hill
Date: Sat May 14, 2022
Time: 9:30-11:30 am
Place: Reed Landing, Old Hamburg Rd, Lyme
Contact Email: openspace@townlyme.org
!!! seems it only displays well the 2nd time? ugh.

We have exciting news. We are installing a dry swale rain garden on Reed Landing, the small open space property owned by the Town of Lyme on the bank of the Eightmile River, at the corner Joshuatown Road and Old Hamburg Road. With the professional help of New England Pollinator Gardens, we are asking volunteers to join us to plant the garden and learn all about the process of creating a native plant garden, where to place it, how to prepare the ground, and the plants to choose.During the same time, we will be nixing knotweed and other invasives at Reed Landing, Old Hamburg Rd, Joshua Pond.

Bring hand edger, shovel, and/or mattock. Bring your own water bottle.

Please register:openspace@townlyme.org

Why plant a dry swale rain garden? Dry swale rain gardens are designed to slow the velocity of stormwater runoff from roads and other impermeable surfaces, to filter pollution, and control erosion. These native plantings not only protect water quality, but also provide habitat for a variety of pollinators, including bees, birds, butterflies and their larva, wasps, and other wildlife. Many native insects depend upon specific native plants for survival. And birds depend upon these insects for food.

Pollinator Pathway (LPP) is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee, which is appointed by the Lyme Board of Selectmen. Partners are Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Garden Club, and Friends of Whalebone Cove. The Eightmile Wild and Scenic Committee is providing funding for the project.


We have exciting news. We are installing a dry swale rain garden on Reed Landing, the small open space property owned by the Town of Lyme on the bank of the Eightmile River, at the corner Joshuatown Road and Old Hamburg Road. With the professional help of New England Pollinator Gardens, we are asking volunteers to join us to plant the garden and learn all about the process of creating a native plant garden, where to place it, how to prepare the ground, and the plants to choose.During the same time, we will be nixing knotweed and other invasives at Reed Landing, Old Hamburg Rd, Joshua Pond.

Bring hand edger, shovel, and/or mattock. Bring your own water bottle.

Please register:openspace@townlyme.org

Why plant a dry swale rain garden? Dry swale rain gardens are designed to slow the velocity of stormwater runoff from roads and other impermeable surfaces, to filter pollution, and control erosion. These native plantings not only protect water quality, but also provide habitat for a variety of pollinators, including bees, birds, butterflies and their larva, wasps, and other wildlife. Many native insects depend upon specific native plants for survival. And birds depend upon these insects for food.

Pollinator Pathway (LPP) is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee, which is appointed by the Lyme Board of Selectmen. Partners are Lyme Land Trust, Lyme Garden Club, and Friends of Whalebone Cove. The Eightmile Wild and Scenic Committee is providing funding for the project.