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BEC Rain Garden

Beauty At Our Own Back Door

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has a beautiful addition to the landscaping, right outside our own back door!

The Claxton Rain Garden, a 3,500 square foot space filled with more than 2,000 plants has been added behind the Bailey Education Complex.  What was once a muddy, mucky mess whenever it rained heavily has become a beautiful rain garden which is multifunctional.  The rain garden will assist in capturing and filtering polluted stormwater while adding beauty to a previously muddy, unappealing area of our grounds.  The garden was made possible through a Green Development grant from the State of Tennessee and the Student Environmental Initiatives Fee (Green Fee).

Read more about the Claxton Rain Garden, the funding, and those involved in making this beautiful project happen in this TN Today article.