Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rain Garden, what's a Rain Garden?

I never heard of a Rain Garden until now. Since I feel that we all need to be more environmentally consceince, it's an idea worthy of mentioning in my blog.

What is a Rain Garden? Here's the Wikepedia definition. A rain garden is a planted depression that is designed to absorb rainwater runoff from impervious urban areas like roofs, driveways, walkways, and compacted lawn areas. This reduces rain runoff by allowing stormwater to soak into the ground (as opposed to flowing into storm drains and surface waters which causes erosion, water pollution, flooding, and diminished groundwater).

Rain gardens can cut down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams by up to 30%. Below is an article that I included from today's Asbury Park Press. A local Realtor and her daughter designed one in Neptune City for a cost of about $700.00. They say it's the only one of it's kind in Monmouth County to date.

Imagine if we could all encourage the officials where we live to have at least one rain garden. Interesting concept, isn't it?

Thank for reading my blog. Lucy

"In this life we cannot always do great things. We can only do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa


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