Rain Gardens in Connecticut, A Design Guide for Homeowners.
Why build a rain garden at your home? You can make a difference! Every time it rains, water runs off impervious surfaces such as roofs, driveways, roads and parking lots, collecting pollutants along the way. This runoff has been cited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a major source of pollution to our nation’s waterways. By building a rain garden at your home, you can reduce the amount of pollutants that leave your yard and enter nearby lakes, streams and ponds. As more rain gardens are installed, the amount of pollutants that reach the Long Island Sound will be lessened. We can all play a role in preserving the health of the Sound! (2004) by The University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension.