By: Allanah Taylor
A community project over a year in the making came to a head last month when employees and volunteers from the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (NEP), Alabama Power and United Way of Southwest Alabama joined together to install gutters and rain barrels at Camp Grace in Mobile, Alabama.
“Over a year ago, we were asked to come to Camp Grace to help solve a storm runoff problem, and we brought a group of engineers to the campus to evaluate what the needs were and what we need to do moving forward,” said Roberta Swann, director of the estuary program.
“One of the suggestions for the long term was installation of rain barrels to help mitigate some of the runoff on the rooftops of cabins,” Swann said.
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