Installing a Rain Garden

Install a rain garden in your community  – Possible ROAs for a Groundwater Guardian Project

Spring is just around the corner, and a great time to think about installing a rain garden.  A rain garden is a garden of native shrubs, perennials, and flowers planted in a small depression, which is generally formed on a natural slope.  It is designed to temporarily hold and soak in rain water runoff.  Rain gardens help filter out pollutants such as fertilizers, chemicals, bacteria, and others contained in runoff.  They also incorporate native vegetation, reducing the need for fertilizers and after the first year, maintenance is usually minimal.

Rain gardens are effective in:

  • removing up to 90% of nutrients and chemicals
  • removing up to 80% of sediments from rainwater runoff
  • allowing for 30% more water to soak into the ground than a conventional lawn

Consider installing a rain garden as one of your team’s 2016 Result-Oriented Activities.  Remember, you can add an ROA at any time during the year.  Involve the public and make it an educational event!  Read more about how rain gardens benefit a community and how to get started.

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The Groundwater Foundation – Rain Gardens

Some examples of water features – Dallas, PA

New PSA – Public Service Announcement Videos Pennsylvania Groundwater

The Keystone Clean Water Team would like to this opportunity to thank our current sponsors and supporters who aided in creating our first set of PSAs.   It has been a great year.   The first set of public service announcements can be found on the Organizations YouTube Site.   The Videos are as follows:

1. Getting Your Water Tested Can Cost as Little As $ 50.00 – Only Costs $ 50.00

2. Hidden Contamination in Your Water – Looks Clear – It is Ok?

3. Got Coliform Bacteria – Do NOT Panic !

4. Water Testing – It is Easy!  (Annual Water Quality Testing – Baseline Testing – Natural Gas)

5. We Could Use Some Help – Help Us Help You and Our Community !

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Thank You to Our Current Sponsors and Supporters
Carbon County Environmental Education Center
Greg Sorber Well Drilling –204 Niemchik Rd, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621 · (570) 477-5393
RGA Public Relations
White Knight Productions Inc.
B.F. Environmental Consultants
Practical Law and Life
Groundwater Foundation – Groundwater Guardian Program