The Lamar City Park is being used to showcase how easy it is to keep pollution out of our rivers.
Experts with the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council, along with crews from the city of Lamar, are installing a rain garden in the park. The garden is a demonstration project, showing how a simple area of stones, plants and other items can help keep pollution from washing into streams. Environmental experts say it’s part of a broader effort to educate citizens about water quality issues across the spring river basin.
“Sediment is the number one pollution in our waterways, and this is just one effort to help reduce that on a very small scale, but we’re looking at broader efforts across the watershed getting more involved,” says Tony Robyn, Environmental Planner and Recovery Planner, Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council.
The rain gardens can be installed in your backyard. For more information on that, contact the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council at (417) 649-6400.