Reilly Elementary raingarden demonstration project

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Heilman, Sara

Jan 7, 2021, 9:08:33 AM1/7/21
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The City of Austin and Austin Independent School District invite you to celebrate the recent installation of rain-catching features at Reilly Elementary School's campus and Green School Park. Five rain gardens and 12 cisterns will capture thousands of gallons of rain each year from the school's roofs and parking lots. Catching and slowly releasing stormwater will reduce the erosion and flooding problems on the property and improve the water quality and flow in the nearby creek. The project just won First Place in the National Association of Flood & Stormwater Management Agencies (NAFSMA) Green Infrastructure Awards national competition! Learn more about the project and enjoy the virtual ribbon cutting ceremony at


Sara Heilman

Conservation Program Coordinator, City of Austin

512-974-3540 (wk) 512-466-6798 (m)


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