A formal rededication of the rain garden between Lot 10 north of the Glass Bowl and the Ottawa River on Main Campus will take place Tuesday, June 16, at 11:30 a.m.
All are welcome to attend as the garden is dedicated in memory of former UT staff member Carolyn Edwards.
Edwards, a former secretary in the Alumni Relations Office, passed away in 1993. Her family established a fund in her memory for a garden.
The rain garden was a project of the President’s Commission on the River and was initially presented to the campus community in September with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The garden actively manages storm-water runoff by collecting water and filtering out pollutants before it drains directly into the Ottawa River. It also serves as an outdoor classroom for students studying water quality environmental sustainability practices.