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Rain Gardens: Managing Storm Runoff And Preventing Pollution

Rain Gardens: Managing Storm Runoff And Preventing Pollution | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it
A Prince George’s environmental innovation grows in popularity...
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Vladimir De Thézier's Photos | Facebook

Vladimir De Thézier's Photos | Facebook | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Rain Gardens bloom in Annapolis, Maryland | River Network

Rain Gardens bloom in Annapolis, Maryland | River Network | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

Nice video about rain gardens from the Spa Creek Conservancy.

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Sidewalk Rain Garden::Baltimore Medical System

Public health and rain gardens...a good combination.

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Seattle Public Utilities -- Street Edge Alternatives

Seattle Public Utilities -- Street Edge Alternatives | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

Another way to think about rain gardens and similar low impact measures.

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Rain Gardens - Gardening for Water Quality

Rain Gardens : Gardening with water quality in mind in Minnesota.

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Edmonston Rain Garden, Maryland Sustainability Engineering, University of Maryland

Edmonston Rain Garden, Maryland Sustainability Engineering, University of Maryland | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it
Maryland Sustainability Engineering is an Engineers Without Borders
project in the Anacostia Watershed in Maryland.
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KC_Metro_initiatives_and_O_M_solutions_rain_garden.pdf

Detailed slide show on Kansas City, MO rain garden work.

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rain_garden_508.pdf

EPA sees rain gardens as part of local environmental protection:  for citizens and communities, by citizens and communities.

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Rain Gardens to protect Lake Erie

Rain Gardens to protect Lake Erie | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

Rain gardens

Help keep water clean by filtering storm water runoff before it enters local waterways

 

Help alleviate problems with flooding and drainage

 

Enhance the beauty of yards and communities

 

Provide habitat and food for wildlife like birds and butterflies

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Montgomery Parks: Brookside Gardens - Virtual Tour & Map

Montgomery Parks: Brookside Gardens - Virtual Tour & Map | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

Rain gardens here, along with other treasures.

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RainScapes Program | Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection

RainScapes Program | Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it
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Rain gardens capture water before it becomes urban runoff - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Rain gardens capture water before it becomes urban runoff - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it
Rain gardens capture water before it becomes urban runoff - latimes.comLos Angeles TimesProvided that a homeowner has a large enough roof and yard and an adequate gutter system, a rain garden can be installed by cutting out a portion of turf and...
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Why are U.S. Eastern seaboard salt marshes falling apart?

Why are U.S. Eastern seaboard salt marshes falling apart? | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

In case we forget why rain gardens matter: nutrient loading, for one.

 

Salt marshes have been disintegrating and dying over the past two decades along the U.S. Eastern seaboard and other highly developed coastlines, without anyone fully understanding why.

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Rain Gardens - IWA Water Wiki - Open Access Information for the Global Water Community

Rain Gardens - IWA Water Wiki - Open Access Information for the Global Water Community | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

Rain Gardens, in Norway.

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BayBlog » Blog Archive » 20 Rain Gardens in 10 Days

BayBlog » Blog Archive » 20 Rain Gardens in 10 Days | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

Great 2010 year of projects for the Bay.

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Rain Garden: Rutgers Gardens

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Rutgers environmental scholars look at keeping rain gardens both well functioning over time, and attractive.

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RainScaping in Anne Arundel County, for the Chesapeake Watershed

RainScaping in Anne Arundel County, for the Chesapeake Watershed | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

Rainscape for your watershed.

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Rain Gardens: Improve Stormwater Management in Your Yard | CMHC (Canada)

Rain Gardens: Improve Stormwater Management in Your Yard | CMHC (Canada) | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it
Rain gardens are landscaped areas designed to receive stormwater and allow it to infiltrate into the soil.  This fact sheet provides information on designing and building a rain garden, as well as tips for improving stormwater management in your...
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UF/IFAS Okeechobee Extension Service: Florida-Friendly Rain Gardening

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Highbush Blueberry Rain Garden - Chesapeake Ecology Center 

Highbush Blueberry Rain Garden - Chesapeake Ecology Center  | A Gathering of Rain Gardens | Scoop.it

Delicious!

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