Rain gardens are a beautiful way to keep our waterways clean!
A rain garden is a landscaped area specially designed to collect rainfall and stormwater runoff. Rain gardens are taking “flower power” to the next level by keeping pollutants out of our local waterways. The native plants, grasses and trees used in a rain garden remove pollutants from rainwater runoff and allow water to slowly seep into the ground and evaporate into the atmosphere. Rain gardens capture rainwater runoff that would otherwise travel over hard surfaces, picking up pollutants along the way, and flow into the storm drains which lead directly to our local waterways.