ERE’s undergraduate senior Eugene Law (right in photo) works with Kevin Pagini (background) and Meghan Hazer (left) prepare rain gardens along the Syracuse NY  Creek Walk along Onondaga Creek. The gardens will be filled with plants next spring. Dr. Diemont has helped organize this effort and worked with his students last semester to secure the funding for this green infrastructure project. This year Dr. Diemont is using his ecosystem restoration design class to install the project, which is near the Inner Harbor in Syracuse. This photo below was in the Syracuse Post Standard newspaper, with the caption, “They are digging holes in which they will layer stone, landscape fabric, soil, and mulch. Next spring, another class will plant beds with blueberry and raspberry bushes, flowers and other plants, said Stew Diemont, an ESF professor. The college is working with the city of Syracuse and the state Canal Corp. on the project.”

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