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Watershed Education: Rain Gardens

Rain Garden Photo Registry


Rain Garden Photo Registry

Thinking of installing a rain garden? Already have one? Please let us know. Call or email Ellen Wright at ewright@lincoln.ne.gov or (402) 441 7075. We would be happy to add your photos to our registry!

A rain garden is a garden of native vegetation that is planted in a small depression and formed along a natural slope in your property. Rain gardens are designed to temporarily hold and soak in stormwater runoff from driveways, patios, roofs, and lawns. Stormwater is rainwater that travels over the impermeable surfaces of an urban landscape, collecting and carrying pollutants to the nearest waterway. Rain gardens can be effective in removing up to 90% of nutrients and chemicals and 80% of sediments from stormwater runoff on your property. Installing a rain garden on your property will make a positive impact on water quality by reducing stormwater runoff and filtering out pollutants before they enter our waterways.

If you need help installing a rain garden, please visit How to Build a Rain Garden. On this page, you will find photos and information on rain gardens already installed in the City of Lincoln. The photos available are from rain gardens and rain barrels as part of the Holmes Lake Watershed Water Quality Program, City of Lincoln BMPs, the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District rain garden and rain barrel, private/homeowner rain gardens, and rain gardens from public schools (coming soon).

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Watershed Education: Rain Gardens