Rain Garden and Rain Barrel Websites and Resources
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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>>
Rain Garden Powerpoint, from the
Bucks County Conservation District
Rain Garden Powerpoint from the
Snyder County Conservation District
Philadelphia Water Dept Rain Garden Powerpoint
Powerpoint on rain barrels from York County CD
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
Pennsylvania Rain Garden Guide
Rain Barrels as a Stepping Stone - presentation at EPA's 2009 Nonpoint Source and Stormwater Outreach Conference
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
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
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
Rutgers University, Rain Garden Information Center
(New Jersey Cooperative Extension)
Native Plant Society of New Jersey Rain Gardens page
Philadelphia Water Dept Rain Barrel website
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?
Templates for all occasions http://www.lowimpactdevelopment.org/
Chicago Botanic Garden's Art on a Rain Barrel Competition
North Carolina Cooperative Extension website
Rain Gardens of Western Michigan has garden plans, instructions, resources, and information
Clean Virginia Waterways rain barrel information page
The RainScaping Campaign promotes a comprehensive approach to easy-to-use solutions to clean up our streams, creeks, rivers.
Kansas City's 10,000 Rain Gardens campaign
based on the premise that new stormwater management techniques can be used to create new site amenities.
Wisconsin Dept of Natural Resources