Sustainable Rain Garden to Replace Vacant Eyesore

first_img 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Sustainability and civic improvement are high priorities in Pasadena, and city government works hard to put them into practice together whenever possible. That’s why Pasadena’s departments of Water and Power (PWP), Public Works, and the Planning Department’s Cultural Arts Division are partnering with local businesses to design and build a rain garden on a small piece of vacant, city-owned property at the southwest corner of Union and Catalina streets. The garden will be aesthetically pleasing and instructive at the same time.What is currently an unused parcel of land soon will be transformed into a beautiful and self-sustaining garden incorporating rock swales and basins designed to hold rain water on site for drought-tolerant native plants. Drip irrigation will be installed to minimize water use during the summer months. Colorful, ornamental Red Bud trees and a new fence, benches, trash bins and picnic table will be added, and a colorful artwork, part of the city’s Rotating Public Art Exhibition program, will serve as a focal point for the beautiful new garden.On Saturday, April 28, PWP will host a Rain Garden Workshop on the site from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Work on the new garden will begin that morning, and Pamela Berstler of G3-Green Gardens Group will use the project to show how anyone can build a rain garden of sustainable native plants. Artist Christie Beniston will also be on hand to discuss her creation “Topiaries,” which is installed at the rain garden site. The rain garden concept is so popular with Pasadena homeowners that registration for this hands-on educational clinic is already filled.The garden should be about half complete by the end of the day. The remainder of the planting and irrigation will be finished shortly thereafter by the city and its contractors. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS News Feature Stories Sustainable Rain Garden to Replace Vacant Eyesore What is currently an unused parcel of land soon will be transformed into a beautiful and self-sustaining garden incorporating rock swales and basins designed to hold rain water on site for drought-tolerant native plants From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 23, 2012 | 2:52 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Business Newscenter_img Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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ESPS Rayo Ensures Safety of MV Royal Grace on Way to Salalah

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Salalah After MV Royal Grace was released by pirates on Friday 8 March, it was EU Naval Force Spanish Offshore Patrol Vessel ESPS Rayo who ensured that the chemical tanker and her crew stayed safe as the vessel sailed north towards Omani waters.ESPS Rayo was conducting counter piracy patrols last Friday 8 March, when she was tasked to take over the role of escorting MV Royal Grace to safer waters from EU NAVFOR flagship ESPS Méndez Núñez.  Royal Grace had been held in a pirate anchorage for over a year close to the northern Somali coast after been pirated on 2 March 2012.As ESPS Rayo escorted MV Royal Grace, the Spanish Navy sailors provided food and water and medical assistance as required.MV Royal Grace is now safely berthed in the port of Salalah. In a farewell to the ESPS Rayo, the crew of Royal Grace thanked the Spanish warship’s crew for the protection and support they had provided.Speaking about the 4 day escort given to MV Royal Grace, the Commanding Officer of ESPS Rayo said “My ship’s company and I were delighted to be able to provide a safe escort and reassurance to the crew of MV Royal Grace.  These men have suffered for so long, soon they will be reunited with their families.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 15, 2013; Image: US Navy Share this article View post tag: of View post tag: safety March 15, 2013 View post tag: ESPS View post tag: M/V View post tag: way View post tag: Rayo View post tag: ensures Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Rayo Ensures Safety of MV Royal Grace on Way to Salalah View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense View post tag: Royal View post tag: Defence View post tag: ON ESPS Rayo Ensures Safety of MV Royal Grace on Way to Salalah View post tag: Gracelast_img read more

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Australia spearhead Starc to miss India white-ball tour

first_imgMELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will miss the limited-overs tour of India starting next month as he continues his recovery from a foot injury.Australia will play India in five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches but Starc’s injury was taking longer to heal than expected and he would be rested to boost his chances of playing England in the Ashes series, the team said on Friday.“We have recently reviewed the progress of Mitchell’s right foot injury and the healing process has been slower than we would have liked,” team physio David Beakley said in a statement.“Consequently, in order to ensure his best possible preparation for the Ashes, he will be unavailable for the tour of India and will continue his rehab in Australia with an aim to have him play for New South Wales in the domestic one-day cup.”Fast bowling all-rounder James Faulkner, who was overlooked for the Champions Trophy and missed out on a national contract, has instead been recalled, along with Nathan Coulter-Nile.They join a pace battery featuring Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, with all-rounder Hilton Cartwright.Uncapped Western Australia paceman Jason Behrendorff has been selected in Australia’s T20 squad following his return from an injury setback, along with veteran all-rounder Dan Christian and Tasmania wicketkeeper Tim Paine.The limited-overs tour starts Sept. 17.One-day squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.T20 squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.last_img read more

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