Rain Gardens in Delaware County

Posted by: Mary Kate Ranii on October 26, 2016

Several months ago PRC began building Green Stormwater Infrsatructures (GSI) all over Delaware County with help in the form of grants from DEP Growing Greener, The National Rivers and Wildlife Foundation and The William Penn Foundation! These rain gardens were built in partnership with the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative. Volunteers and several new friends joined in to make quick work of a big job, reporting back that rain garden building has “brought neighbors together!”

Big and small, these gardens reduce runoff and help filter thousands of gallons of rain water each year through the natural filtration process.  The runoff to municipal stormwater lines may carry all manner of pollutants which effect wildlife and water health. GSI projects, like rain gardens are a simple, scalable solution to this problem.

The next phase of garden building begins in spring 2017! PRC needs volunteers – for updates on this program, upcoming installation dates, and to volunteer, click here and contact Jayne Young at young@prc.org.

Before and After of PRC’s Rain Gardens

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Darby Road Rain Garden – 5 Month Difference

 

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Sycamore Road Rain Garden – 2 Month Difference

 

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Morton Borough Rain Garden – 1 Month Difference