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Rain Gardens


rain_garden2.gifA rain garden is a sunken flower garden that collects rain water from your roof or driveway. The garden uses some water to grow and lets the rest seep slowly into the ground. This helps protect our rivers and lakes by recharging groundwater slowly over time. Rain gardens also provide essential habitats for birds and butterflies.  Since 2005, more than 87 rain gardens have been designed and installed at residences, churches and institutions, with help from the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner.



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