On Saturday October 10, 2020, The Little Theatre of Norfolk installed their Retain Your Rain features funded by the Office of Resilience’s Spring 2020 Retain Your Rain Mini Grant. A group of 9 volunteers along with Little Theatre of Norfolk Board Members, and City employees from Keep Norfolk Beautiful, Public Works, and the Office of Resilience worked together, following COVID safety guidelines, to create a beautiful landscape that captures and utilizes rainwater. Three trees, eight grasses, six shrubs, and 46 perennials were planted. All of these are native species tailored to the specific site based on a landscape assessment and soil testing. Additionally, two dry wells were installed to catch water flowing from two of the downspouts.
Take a look at the before and after pictures for inspiration on how you can Retain Your Rain! Questions or comments on how you can do your part? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 441-2602.