You can get involved with SPONGE in lots of different of ways. Whatever amount of time you can spare, whatever your background, you have something important to contribute: your ideas and knowledge of the local area, and your desire to make an impact. We’d love to hear your thoughts!
We want to create raingardens and other green spaces which can help to reduce the effects of climate change and flooding, as well as improving our towns for wildlife and people.
We are looking for spaces which could be home to a raingarden, and people that want to be part of creating them.
Suggest places to enhance!
Do you know a public or community space that could use a bit more green? Somewhere that could be the perfect spot for creating a little green sponge, for people and wildlife? If you know a park or open space that is open to all or managed by community groups, let us know more about it. We’re particularly focused on certain areas of Taunton – check them here.
Find out about the green sponges (SuDS) that could be created in it here.
Find us at an event near you!
Start your own project!
If you are keen to get started, you can get support from us to build your own sponge-y project. Whether that is a small raingarden in your front garden, a pond system in your local park or a rainscape for your school – we might be able to help. Check out some background information on the website to get you started or get in touch with us if you have a project that you think we might be interested in.
Whatever you decide to do, we’d love to hear about it!
Are you in one of our focus areas?
We have selected target areas within Taunton that we will focus our efforts for the coming months on.
This selection is based on a combination of data from various sources, including the Environment Agency, Taunton Deane Borough Council, and similar organisations, as well as input from local stakeholders.
The selection is made after analysis of 12 indicators. You can read more about this approach here.