Landowner guide to develop rain gardens on their own property.
The Virginia Department of Forestry has shown leadership in promoting Rain Gardens for improved water quality for many years. Demonstration projects have been implemented throughout the state and partnerships have been formed for these projects, resulting in agencies, organizations and citizens becoming interested in the concept of Rain Gardens. It has become clear that there is a need for a guide that landowners can use to develop a Rain Garden on their property. This concept is an element of planning low-impact development, retrofitting older development, and creating natural solutions to drainage and erosion problems.(2008) Virginia Department of Forestry.