Rain Garden Matching Monies Are Needed


Duluth Grill has a $5,000 match. If they raise $15,000.00 and they are up to a little over $11,000.00 they will get another $5,000 for the rain garden. Check out the website.

Hey Peggy,

We have really, really, appreciated your support. As we enter the last few days of the campaign we have some HUGE news for the final push.

With a little under a week to go, Hartel’s / DBJ Disposal Companies have partnered with us and are offering a MATCHING GRANT of $5,000. This means each additional dollar above our original $10,000 goal is worth DOUBLE. We now have enough for phase one of the project—an orchard in the middle of the parking lot. But we’re looking to create a rain garden as a separate entity to powerfully reduce runoff right next to the creek where it needs it most. (Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/185365715/duluth-grill-parking-lot-orchard?ref=home_location)
The Duluth Grill is not  the only ones thinking about rain gardens. This is truly a Duluth-wide movement:

1. MN Sea Grant is hosting two rain garden workshops this summer, which will include design, construction, and maintenance. Details here: http://www.seagrant.umn.edu/news/2013/07/24

2. There is also a webpage about rain gardens and other stormwater practices, focusing on how to design them in our area; that website is here: http://www.lakesuperiorstreams.org/stormwater/toolkit/raingarden.html

3. The Duluth Stream Corps, through Community Action Duluth, has funds to help construct a few rain gardens for residents along stream channels their website and contact info is here: http://www.communityactionduluth.org/streamcorps/index.html

With only a few days left on the campaign, this is a timely story that has Duluth interested. If you’d like to talk to Hartel’s/DBJ, the best contact is:

Melody Fontaine
Direct Line:  218-525-6650

Cell:  218-340-1399


Thanks for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you all! It takes a village to make a difference in a community.