Robbinsdale Middle School Students Plant Rain Garden
Robbinsdale Middle School students received a hands-on lesson Thursday on nature.
Staff members, Robbinsdale city staff and a representative with the Plymouth-based West Metro Water Alliance helped dozens of students plant a rain garden outside the school.
The project will help protect water quality. CCX News asked the eighth-grade students why the work is so important.
“The water will drain into the rain garden and then the plants will take it up and then the clean water will filter into lakes,” said Robbinsdale Middle School student Sara Phina.
“It helps the environment, helps impact whether we have pretty much a healthy environment and it helps prevent climate change,” said student Gabriela Esquilin.
“When we grow plants it helps the environment a lot and obviously drinking water,” said student Carter Johnson.
Besides water quality, the rain garden will also serve as a pollinator habitat.