Towson Unitarian Universalist Church has won a grant to produce a rain garden on a slope on its property. As part of the grant, the public is invited to a workshop to learn how to plan gardens that capture rainwater before it races into local waterways — and then help to plant the church's new rain garden.
It was Sunday afternoon, not Monday morning, when Dr. Michael Beer usually went to the river, but no matter: The work to stop invasive plants from gaining a stranglehold on the trees along Stony Run went on.
Students from Catonsville and Arbutus middle schools made the more than 60-mile trip to North Bay for a week of learning about the environment and teamwork. For the past two years, the middle schools have made the trip together.