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Posted on: May 2, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Rain Garden Demonstration

rain garden flyer

Call 222-5140 ext 13 or email Eithan Brodnick at to register!

Rain gardens are just what they sound like -- gardens designed to soak up rain water. A shallow depression collects a few inches of water and allows it to be absorbed into the ground or by plants instead of flowing directly into nearby streams and lakes. native plans and soils trap, absorb and filer pollutants found in the stormwater runoff including fertilizers, pesticides, oil, grease and dog waste.

Join the City of Burlington and Sotrmwater SMART as we work with a local homeowner to install a backyard rain garden near Grant Branch in Burlington. Rain Gardens are an important component in improving area water quality. With a little time and effort, you can have a rain garden in your backyard.

Rain Gardens help:
Improve water quality
Increase the amount of water that filers into the ground
Prevent flooding, erosion and drainage problems
Protect streams and lakes from pollutants carried by urban stormwater

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