Saturday Educational Stormwater Event Offers Hands-on Activities

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
Photo of planted bioswale on Odie Street
A bioswale on Odie Street with native plants filters the stormwater before it runs into a nearby stream.

Updated at 10:02 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2023: This event has been rescheduled for Oct. 21.

Bring your friends and family to a free Saturday morning stormwater education event on Oct. 21 on Odie Street in Hillsborough.

Learn how bioswales help improve water quality while participating in hands-on activities. High school students especially are encouraged to participate.

The program will start at 9 a.m. with breakfast and a brief explanation of bioswales in the Odie Street cul-de-sac. Then activities will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon and will include information on testing and evaluating water quality and maintaining bioswales.

The program is offered by Outdoor Science Labs, with support from the Hillsborough Stormwater and Environmental Services Division, Piedmont Conservation Council and Elon University students. 

The Town of Hillsborough, in partnership with Piedmont Conservation Council, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Fairview Community Watch and Orange County Soil and Water, installed bioswales along Odie Street this year as part of participation in a study to show how well this stormwater management tool works. Homeowners on Odie Street chose whether the bioswale in front of their homes would be planted with grass or with native plants.

For more information about the event or the town’s stormwater program and projects, contact Stormwater Program Coordinator Heather Fisher by email or by phone at 919-296-9622.

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