Want to stop having standing water in your yard? Want to reduce polluted runoff and lower the risk for local flooding? Want to create bird and butterfly habitat? These are just some of the potential benefits of building a rain garden on your property! Learn how to build a rain garden that helps save our water, uses native plants, and makes your property even more attractive to homebuyers and wildlife. Please share if you end up building one – we would love to hear your story! Email photos to

Click here to see the winners of our Rain Garden Seed Kit Contest.

NSRWA, WaterSmartSouthShore, and Wild Ones partnered for a Zoom meeting on How to Build a Rain Garden.

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