NJ: Somerville: Van Derveer Elementary School Rain Garden Design

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  • 1. Van Derveer Elementary School SITE PLAN Rain Garden Design The Van Derveer School is a public elementary school that serves K through 5th Grade students from the Borough of Somerville, Somerset Asphalt School Asphalt County. Van Derveer is the first school to sign up for the River Friendly Patio Building Patio Business Certification Program administered by the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. By participating in the River-Friendly Business program, Downspout Downspout Downspout the school receives guidance and technical assistance to help them pro- 3’ Rain Barrel tect and improve water resources. The program also provides an opportu- 4’ Concrete Walk nity to educate faculty, staff, students as well as the broader communityRain Garden #1 Rain Garden #2 about actions that can be taken to protect water resources in the water- shed where they live, work and play. These rain gardens are a very visible 26’ and central element of Van Derveer’s commitment to achieve Rain Rain 17’ River-Friendly certification. Garden #2 Garden #1 Vegetable Garden Inlet InletExisting Site Conditions 29’ RAIN GARDEN #2 RAIN GARDEN #1 PLANTING PLAN PLANTING PLAN Little Bluestem Purple Coneflower Butterfly Milkweed New England Aster Purple Coneflower Beebalm Phlox New England Aster Sweet Pepperbush Joe-pye Weed Phlox Goldenrod Common Milkweed Indiangrass Switchgrass Indiangrass Butterfly Milkweed Beebalm Little Bluestem Sweet Pepperbush Purple Coneflower Goldenrod Joe-pye Weed Common Milkweed Switchgrass New England Aster