New Rain Garden and Butterfly Garden at Gulfstream Academy
Between Tuesday and Wednesday this week the Hallandale Beach Police Athletics League, Hallandale High School Key Club, Kiwanis Club, Broward County NatureScape, Humanity First USA, Gulfstream Academy Latinos in Action, Broward County Farm Bureau, the City, and volunteers transformed the entrance to Gulfstream Academy. The entrance of the school is now home to a brand new butterfly garden and rain garden!
Volunteers planted a large variety of native plants including firebush, coontie, swamp lily, beautyberry, and wild coffee. The goal of the rain garden is to capture the rainwater from the school's roof and filter it through the layers of plant roots and rocks on its way back to our aquifer. Rain gardens can help reduce flooding, support wildlife, and be a beautiful place for students to observe and learn from nature. The butterfly garden is expected to attract our state butterfly, the Zebra Longwing, in addition to the Atala butterfly and Monarch butterflies.
We are grateful to all the great partners & sponsors of this project who made this beautification a possibility.
These gardens are a Broward County Certified Naturescape. Learn more about NatureScape here. Each certified yard or garden helps the City in its mission to become a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Certify your yard/garden today!