George W. Davis
Ohio.com correspondent

GREEN: Portage Lakes Career Center will receive a $2,000 grant to install a rain garden to catch stormwater from the school roof and parking lot.


The garden with water-loving plants is scheduled to built this fall. A community workshop on rain gardens will be held next spring.


The project is being funded by the CSX Corp. through the National FFA Organization (formerly the Future Farmers of America). There were 74 such grants awarded across the country.