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Rain Gardens

 A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds and other wildlife.
 – USEPA

This USEPA page has many helpful links to resources about rain gardens:
https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain/soak-rain-rain-gardens

Rain Gardens - Managing Roof Runoff - Maine Department of Environmental Protection

 

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