Rain Gardens work for communities and ecosystems
The whole community is invited to help plant Arlington's first community rain garden
CHANGED to Sunday, Oct. 2 due to wet conditions
10am-1pm at Spy Pond Park
Why are we planting a rain garden?
As rain water from storms flows over roads and manicured lawns, chemicals are picked up along the way and flow into our streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. Rain gardens are designed to be hard-working yet beautiful holders of some of that storm water. When polluted water is held by a rain garden, the plants take up some of that water and the soil filters the rest. With pollutants removed, the filtered water naturally recharges back into the groundwater system that feeds streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes.
In this mock-up, you may notice the crossing paths running through the garden outline. These walkways will allow visitors to enjoy the plants up close and will make garden maintainance easier.