Charlestown rain garden makes a difference
by Lisa Tome
Janine Antoshak never has to doubt she made a difference.
Every work day Antoshak, who is a clerk with the Town of Charlestown, gets to see the capstone project which she completed with her Cecil County Watershed Steward Academy partner, John Gonzalez.
Long before her project got underway, Antoshak noted standing water on blacktop at Charlestown Elementary School daily as she drove by the school on her way to work. The standing water had been a nuisance for years, interfering with the school's recess. Gonzalez, who is an engineer, designed a project which would redirect the standing water. Antoshak created a rain garden in addition to mitigating the water.