Christopher Dock High School (Schuylkill Action Students)

Montgomery County Conservation District worked with Christopher Dock High School in Towamencin Township to install a 1000 square-foot rain garden on the school’s campus to process stormwater from a parking lot and athletic fields. 

The rain garden will filter polluted runoff, recharge local groundwater, and improve the quality of water entering a headwater tributary to Skippack Creek, which is impaired for sediment and phosphorus.  The project was funded through a grant from the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund and is part of the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s Schuylkill Action Students initiative to partner with schools to implement. 

Dock senior, Aaron Guttenplan, completed his Eagle Scout project installing the rain garden, and volunteers from his school community and scout troop planted over 150 native trees, shrubs and perennials selected to aid rain garden function and attract wildlife.



Work Group: Stormwater

Source of Funding: Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

Date of Completion: 2014

Leading Organization: Montgomery County Conservation District