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Volunteers from Emergency Shelter Help Clean Up Library's Littered Rain Gardens

The gardens around the Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library are cleaner thanks to the sponsorship of the Northern Kentucky Emergency Shelter. 

The library hosted its first Rain Garden Cleanup. The new landscaping is unfortunately a magnet for large amounts of discarded cigarette butts and other garbage.

"Because their response was so enthusiastic and supportive, we expanded our cleanup efforts to all the gardens on the south and Scott (Boulevard) sides of the building," branch manager Julie Allegrini said in an email. "Seventeen volunteers, several of them ditched out of the photo-op, cleaned up the gardens in less than forty minutes and despite rain showers."

After the cleanup efforts, refreshments were served and Allegrini gave a brief talk about the purpose and function of the rain gardens.

The next cleanup is scheduled for Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. Any community groups that wants to volunteer can contact the library at 859-962-4060.

-Staff report

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