Do you know what a rain garden is?
A rain garden is designed to collect rain runoff, slow its movement and allow the rain water to filter back into the ground. Rain gardens have various benefits to the environment, for instance, they help prevent erosion by collecting fast moving rain water; and by creating habitat for pollinating insects, birds and other small animals. We used 16 native wetland species such as swamp milkweed, sensitive fern, lungwort and Canada Lily.
We partnered with The Ville to build a rain garden and it was a success thank you to the volunteers that came out from Tidal Impact and the Marysville community. We encourage you to try building your own Rain Garden but please remember to not harvest native plant species to save money. For more information or if you have questions on how to build a rain garden feel free to contact us.
Photo credit: The Ville Cooperative