MADISON — The Catholic Multicultural Center (CMC) is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new community rain garden on May 17 with a celebration from 1-2:30 p.m.
In partnership with UW-Arboretum Earth Partnership with support from Friends of Lake Wingra and Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, the CMC seeks to empower community members to improve their neighborhoods through environmental stewardship. The rain garden was planned for and designed in collaboration with community participants. CMC staff and volunteers will join participants in planting the rain garden 10 a.m.-noon on the 17th.
The community aspect of the CMC rain garden is vital to the project, as the CMC hopes to inspire participants to plant their own rain gardens in their own communities. The CMC looks forward to organizing workdays, lending tools, and helping participants learn how to obtain their own plants for their gardens.
All are welcome to participate in the CMC community rain garden celebration. The celebration on May 17 will include planting of seedlings in the rain garden, music and dance performances, refreshments, and resources from local environmental groups.
Support for the project also provided by Ryan Signs, Joe Daniels Construction, and Ian’s Pizza.
About the CMC
The CMC is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the Southside of Madison since 1946. The CMC is dedicated to “serving the whole person,” and provides a variety of services, such as food assistance, health services, English classes, job development, immigration legal services, and children’s programs. For more information, please visit www.cmctoday.org.
The CMC is located at:
1862 Beld St.
Madison, WI, 53713
For more information about the CMC community rain garden celebration and rain garden project, please contact Laura Green, CMC Grants and Volunteer Coordinator: 441-1180, firstname.lastname@example.org