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Northwest horticulture teacher, Rachel Burns, presented her
students with a unique challenge: Design a rain garden that will displace water
runoff during seasonal storms, minimize the amount of pollutants making their
way into the nearby Papio Creek and aid conservation efforts to provide
milkweed for the endangered Monarch butterfly.
Water HOGs at North High
Not only did Omaha North High recently receive recognition for its new LEED Silver certified addition—the first such certification for a school in Nebraska—it is continuing to push the environmental envelope with a set of water HOGs.