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Rain Garden/Native Garden Dedication Ceremony

The Sunnycrest Park Association and the Syracuse City School District will host formal dedication ceremony for the Rain Garden/Native Garden. Wednesday, June 23, from 10:30 a.m. at Henninger High School.

The ceremony will be held at Henninger High School at 10:30AM at the school. The public and media are invited to attend this event.

The Rain Garden/Native Garden at Henninger High School is the first of this type garden at any school within the City of Syracuse. This garden was started in 2008 through a grant by the Community Foundation. Extensive digging and planting were done throughout 2008. Additions to the garden, including the rain garden, were made in 2009.

Members of the Sunnycrest Park Association along with students and faculty from Henninger worked together to create this unique and environmentally friendly garden.

This garden not only adds beauty to the school grounds, it serves as a learning laboratory for the students. This is part of the environmental trail system at Sunnycrest Park. Needed structural repairs at the school postponed this official dedication ceremony until June 2010. The grounds and garden are now ready for a formal dedication.

The Sunnycrest Park Association in partnership with the Syracuse City School District and the Syracuse Parks Conservancy hopes that this Rain Garden/Native Garden will serve as a model for other schools throughout the city and nation. The proven value of this type of garden, along with the need to provide hands on environmental education to students makes this the right time to move forward with more of these gardens.

Contact the Sunnycrest Park Association with any questions or for more details at; Sunnycrestparks@aol.com

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