EDISON — Middlesex County College students taking a summer geology course built the first rain garden on campus this summer. Rain gardens are designed to soak up rain water and melted snow from roofs, walkways and roads. During a rain, the garden fills with a few inches of water and allows it to slowly filter into the ground rather than running off to the storm drains. The garden reduces the amount of stormwater being discharged directly to the waterways surrounding the college. Students in Professor Claire Condie’s Introduction to Geology class, from left: Kofi Anim-Wiafe (North Brunswick), Salvatore Carrano (Dunellen), Ayaz Mahmood (Metuchen), and Iris Torres (Piscataway). (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)
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