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Student Sustainability Committee Awards $10K to BLA Candidate to Support Transformation of Dorner Drive Retention Pond

Launched in 2007 and renewed in 2019, the Red Oak Rain Garden is a magical place on our campus—even in middle of winter—to which many members of our Department of Landscape Architecture community have contributed over time—as designers, installers, maintainers, and financial supporters. 

This spring, its area of engagement will expand significantly to the south, with transformative planting of the sloping ground surrounding the Dorner Drive Retention Pond. 

We look forward to helping with that work, and we are especially pleased and proud to announce that Bachelor of Landscape Architecture candidate Marcus Benoff applied to the student-led University of Illinois Student Sustainability Committee for funding to support the expansion, and his proposal was awarded $9,820. 

To learn more about the Dorner Drive Retention Pond project, click here.

To learn more about the Red Oak Rain Garden, click here.