Teach kids about water conservation, pollution caused by runoff water, and the importance of native plants. If your school has the space, create a rain garden! If not, you might still want to look into other rainwater collection systems, such as rain barrels.
- Harvest the Rain with these Four Homemade Rain Barrels (treehugger.com)
It hasn’t been very rainy yet, but it sure will be again soon. Have you thought about where all that rain water is going to go? Rain gardens will capture the rain water and get into the ground where it belongs!
Every time it rains, we generate a ton of water. Every drop collected with all of our neighbors, every parking lot, every business, every hard surface, generates rain water. When we collect all that rain water together, it is usually too much for our local streams, creeks, and lakes to handle. When we pipe all that water to our local waterways, we create a lot of harm – we increase erosion and flooding, reduce native plant populations, and can even increase the spread of invasive species.
Rain gardens were developed as a way for a homeowner to do their part and beautify their…
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