« « Little Flower Quilters Music Ministries Revisited » »

Rain Garden Information From the St. Therese Green Team

August 1, 2009 by admin

Rain Garden View 2
A rain garden is created with a shallow depression that traps runoff and provides drainage so stormwater is filtered and returned to the aquifer instead of storm sewers. It is usually planted with native species. Rain gardens increase the amount of water that filters into the ground, recharging local aquifers. They help protect from flooding and drainage problems.
Rain gardens protect streams and lakes from pollutants carried by urban storm water such as lawn fertilizers, pesticides, oil residue, etc.. They provide habitat for birds and butterflies.
Rain Garden View

A rain garden enhances the beauty of yards and neighborhoods. Consider planting a rain garden. For more information go to http://v3.mmsd.com/RainGardens.aspx