Public Education

Guidelines for Draining Swimming Pools

Green Tips



Homeowners
Where Sources of Pollutants Might Be Found
General Auto Care
SWALCO Disposal Guide

Lawncare Tips to Reduce Potential Pollution
Watering
Fertilizers
Composting
Streambank Protection/Restoration
Pesticides
Yard Work

Landscaping Options
Native Plant Materials
Rain Gardens - General Introduction
Rain Garden - How To Guide
Plant Trees
Shoreline Plantings

Water
Stream & Lake Property Best Practices

Commercial Property Owners

Business/Campus Best Practices
Typical Sources of Illicit/Unpermitted Discharges
Stream & Shoreline Restoration Manual - SMC

Homeowner's Associations


Homeowners Best Practices
Best Management Practice (BMP) Maintenance Guide
Conservation Easement Information

Service/Youth Group Project Suggestions


Storm Inlet Stenciling

Information for Kids


EPA Drinking Water & Groundwater Education Activities
US Geological Service Water Science for Schools
EPA Wetlands Information Website


The Relationship between Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens



So you have a rain barrel . . . now what. Has it been installed? Does it capture all the rain from that area of your roof? Does it often overflow? If you find your rain barrel overflows often it might be beneficial to install a rain garden that will absorb the extra rainwater.

Working on Three New Programs

Since 2003, Rain Garden Network has been helping individuals and communities understand the importance of rain gardens, rainwater harvesting and diversion of rainwater away from streets and sewers and assisting them with the installation and maintenance of their gardens and development of their programs. We offer step-by-step instructional documentation, personal consulting, training, installation and maintenance services. See our capabilities.