The winners of Melbourne Water’s Raingardens competition have been announced!
As part of the 10,000 Raingardens program five lucky raingarden owners were rewarded with $1,000 Bunnings gift vouchers! One of the winners was Eltham High School, whose year 10 and 11 students constructed the infiltration raingarden as part of their geography studies. Take a look at this video where the Eltham High School students discuss the construction of the raingarden and what it means to them.
An infiltration raingarden creates a stormwater filter, protecting rivers and creeks, while also allowing rain to enter the groundwater system. These gardens help to bring natural flows back to urban environments. You too can help to protect Melbourne’s waterways by building a raingarden at your home or school.