Vandals Damage Natomas Rose Garden

Photo Courtesy Marni Leger

Photo Courtesy Marni Leger

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Vandals struck the Natomas Rose Garden overnight.

According to garden founder and volunteer coordinator Marni Leger, the garden’s newest feature – a fountain – was toppled. The fountain’s pump and stone wall surrounding it were also damaged, she said.

“Volunteers spent four years raising money to install the fountain,” said Leger. “…so discouraging!”

Leger estimated the damages to be about $3,000. She said surveillance footage from the adjacent South Natomas Library will be examined in an effort to identify the vandals.

Despite the vandalism, Leger said, organizers are moving forward with plans for a fountain dedication scheduled on June 30.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the garden which is located at 2921 Truxel Road, next to the Fort Natomas Playground.

A champagne reception will follow the fountain dedication and from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Argentine tango community will hold an outdoor milonga with DJ Michelle Gorre in the garden.

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