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Rain Garden and Rain Barrel Websites and Resources

(just a few of the many articles, brochures and websites out there. If you see a really good site, send the link to WREN website. Thanks!)

Sources for Rain Garden Native Plants

DCNR Native Plant page

http://www.dcnr. state.pa.us/

forestry/wildplant/native.aspx 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - National Suppliers Directory

http://www.wildflower.org/suppliers/

search.php?b_state=PA 

Retail Native Plant Sales

http://www.octoraro.com/retail.php 

Native Plant Nurseries- PA to VA

http://www.plantnative.com/nd_patova.htm

Power Points | Publications | Video | Websites

Rain Garden Signage

WREN assembled a PDF file with examples of Rain garden interpretive signs, posters and flyers in Pennsylvania and beyond. Click here to view examples we've gathered>>

Power Points

Rain Garden Powerpoint, from the

Bucks County Conservation District

Rain Garden Powerpoint from the

Snyder County Conservation District

Philadelphia Water Dept Rain Garden Powerpoint

New Powerpoint on rain barrels from York County CD

http://www.yorkccd.org/xmisc/

Newrainbarrel.pdf

Publications

Rain Garden Manual for New Jersey

Part 1, Part 2

Rain Barrels A Homeowner's Guide from Southwest Florida Water Management District

Rain Gardens - A How-to Manual for Homeowners From U. of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

Rain Gardens - A Design Manual for Homeowners - from U. of Connecticut Cooperative Extension

Rainscaping with Rain Gardens
http://www.chesapeakeecologycenter.org/ images/CECGardenBooklet_websm.pdf

Pennsylvania Rain Garden Guide

Rain Barrels as a Stepping Stone - presentation at EPA's 2009 Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Outreach Conference

Videos

Rain Gardens: Saving Streams one Yard at a Time - Ambler Environmental Advisory Council in Montgomery County PA (and a WREN 2013-2014 Grantee) working to mobilize homeowners to install 100 gardens within the PA borough

Websites

Rain Gardens for Homeowners - Part of the new "Reduce Your Stormwater" website to help homeowners take action to reduce polluted runoff featuring a suite of residential best management practices and easy to use information. Provides helpful hints, technical specifications, illustrations, videos and other valuable resources, by Alliance for Chesapeake Bay Program

Rain Barrels for Homeowners- Part of the new "Reduce Your Stormwater" website to help homeowners take action to reduce polluted runoff featuring a suite of residential best management practices with videos, resources and diagrams by Alliance for Chesapeake Bay Program

Rainscapes Program - Montgomery County, Maryland - Includes residential Incentives program - Rainscapes Fact Sheet

Austin Texas Rain Gardens Keeping Water on the Land Website

Create a Rain garden in Six Steps Fact Sheet

Lansing Michigan Rain Gardens site

The City of Lansing Michigan's rain gardens on Michigan Avenue and Washington Square were chosen among the 12 projects to be part of an EPA case study. Signage & photos.

12,000 Rain Gardens in Puget Sound campaign

Stewardship Partners and Washington State University are leading a new groundbreaking campaign to install 12,000 rain gardens in the Seattle/Puget Sound Region by 2016.

Rain Gardens for the Bays

Mid-Atlantic Campaign for Greening Neighborhoods and Protecting Streams and Bays

Paxton Creek Watershed BMP Tour

http://www.srbc.net/programs/paxton/PCWEA.asp

Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh’s rain garden page  http://phipps.conservatory.org/project-green-heart/green-heart-resources/rain-garden.aspx

US EPA Region 3 Rain Barrels page

http://water.rutgers.edu/Rain_Gardens/RGWebsite/rginfo.html

Rutgers University, Rain Garden Information Center

(New Jersey Cooperative Extension)

Native Plant Society of New Jersey Rain Gardens page

http://www.npsnj.org/rain_garden_home.htm

Philadelphia Water Dept Rain Barrel website

drop Three Rivers Rain Gardens Alliance

an Allegheny County/ Southwestern PA partnership to "improve our environment...one drop at a time.

Muncie, Indiana Rain Garden Registry http://www.raingardenregistry.com/

Rain Gardens make a difference; which plants?
http://punkrockgardens.com/2009/07/rain-gardens-make-a-difference-which-plants/

Templates for all occasions http://www.lowimpactdevelopment.org/
raingarden_design/templates.htm

http://www.chicago-botanic.org/calendar/rainbarrel.php

Chicago Botanic Garden's Art on a Rain Barrel Competition

http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/raingarden/

North Carolina Cooperative Extension website

http://www.raingardens.org/

Rain Gardens of Western Michigan has garden plans, instructions, resources, and information

http://www.longwood.edu/CLEANVA/rainbarrels.htm

Clean Virginia Waterways rain barrel information page

http://www.rainscaping.org/ 

The RainScaping Campaign promotes a comprehensive approach to easy-to-use solutions to clean up our streams, creeks, rivers.

www.rainkc.com

Kansas City's 10,000 Rain Gardens campaign

www.artfulrainwaterdesign.net/

based on the premise that new stormwater management techniques can be used to create new site amenities.

http://www.lowimpactdevelopment.org/raingarden_design/whatisaraingarden.htm

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/runoff/rg/links.htm

Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources

www.minnesotaraingardens.net

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