Illustrations by Jessica Wolff.

Raingarden and Stormwater Project Underway

We are pleased to announce that we were awarded a Schuylkill River Restoration Fund grant for raingardens and stormwater management in our parking lot.  This will allow us to improve water quality in the Pickering Creek watershed, create new native plant and animal habitat, make our parking area safer, and educate our students, families and the public. We will have a wonderful new area for Outdoor Learning once it is completed.

Donald Pell Gardens began construction on November 1st.

Some parts may stretch into the spring, but we are so excited to get underway on this transformative project!


This project has been funded in part by AquaPA through the Schuylkill River Restoration Fund and the Delaware River Basin Commission. We are grateful to them for championing the project and providing funding and expertise. We are proud that it also has the approval of the Charlestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee, Green Valleys Association and French & Pickering Conservation Trust.  So many wonderful alumni including Dr. Bradley and Ann Dyer, and the Archie W. and Grace Berry Foundation, have been strong champions of this project and we are incredibly grateful for their support.

We would love YOU to be a supporter of this project too!