The Reading and Butterfly Garden offers a Watershed Education Experience (WEE).This new park attraction which opened April 14,2012 provides a place where the community can celebrate the joy of reading and being together in a natural, peaceful and healthy environment. The garden offers an outdoor classroom, reading grove, native landscaping garden beds to include butterfly gardens and sensory gardens and feature environmental best management practices such as rain gardens, step pools and bioswales. The nature programs and living classroom provide hands-on information and experiences to teach children and adults about ways to preserve and protect the Earth and immediate areas such as the South River and Chesapeake Bay. This Garden is inspired by Garrett’s Light with special thanks to the Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks, Chesapeake Bay Trust, State Farm Insurance, smart Center Annapolis, WRNR and countless corporate sponsors and private donations. Volunteers will be needed to help maintain the area and help out with the nature library.
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