Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are gardening beds that are slightly depressed to give rain a better chance of soaking in instead of running off your lot.

Redirecting your downspout into a rain garden:

  • reduces neighbourhood and downstream flooding
  • harvests water for plants in the rain garden, mitigating drought
  • reduces the amount of sediment, nutrients and other pollutants reaching our water bodies

Rain gardens are a simple measure that can make a world of difference.

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Read more about Rain Gardens in the Clean Runoff Action Guide.