We are almost done with the rain garden. This is a 2300 sq. ft garden project containing 105 plants located in a swale in front of the Visitor Center. The garden is designed to show visitors to the park how water can be conserved and also provide a rich habitat for wildlife. Elena Foster, a Master Gardener and OJT volunteer, is in charge of this garden. A grant from the Sarasota County Master Gardeners and the Serenoa Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society funded this garden. Plants were purchased from Sweet Bay Nursery with a special discount for us.