Rain Gardens
 

During the course of the first phase of the Hinkson grant, we partially funded the construction of over 30 rain gardens. Most of these were for residents, but several were intended as demonstration projects on public sites. The Dept of Conservation's office at 1110 S College (near Stadium) had a rain garden installed in 2006. The rain garden has flourished despite droughts and record rainfalls over the last two years.

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As you can see from the pictures above, a rain garden is really just a depression in the ground that intercepts stormwater runoff. Of course there's a little more detail than that, which is why we wrote a rain garden how-to guide for Mid-Missouri. When looking for information on rain gardens, it is important to get information that is tailored to your local climate. Click here to view our rain garden guide,

Rain Gardens! Joining Habitat Restoration and Watershed Health.

Click here to visit the Missouri River Community Network rain garden website. You can find helpful tips, hints and tools for constructing your own rain garden.