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Rain Gardens

Oct 29

Rain Gardens

In the October 7th working meeting, Peter Alyanakian announced that the Environmenal Advisory Council had installed Rain Gardens by the Stone Cottage in Media.

A Rain Garden is simply a dug-out section of earth where rain from home gutters is sent, creating a natural, self-watering garden which receives additional watering even from light rains.

Environmentally, a Rain Garden reduces runoff from storm showers, and help to mitigate the volume of water sent through Media’s storm water management systems.

Rain Gardens have also been called “BioRetention,” in other words using biological plant matter to contain and retain runoff from storms.