Welcome to our Rain Garden page:

Rain gardens can be an integral part of our storm water management and environmental approach. Their use doesn't involve a lot of centralized planning. They don't require much space, can be fitted into any shape or shapes, and can be readily added to existing building sites. They look nice, and you don't need to be an engineer to build one. Anyone can make a rain garden. Be sure to check out the rain gardens at the Green Oak Charter Township Hall. Below are links to information and websites if you are considering a rain garden or are just interested in the environment or storm water management.

Township Hall Rain Garden Photos

Rain Garden Presentation (link to PDF File)

Rain Garden Fact Sheets (link to fact sheets)

Useful Links:

SEMCOG Landscaping practices

http://www.semcog.org/Plans-for-the-Region/Environment/Water/Stormwater#83776-landscaping-practices
 
SEMCOG Low Impact Development (LID)

http://semcog.org/Reports/LID/index.html

 Very Interesting Rain Garden websites:

 http://doee.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddoe/publication/attachments/RaingardenHow2HomeownerUWExtension.pdf

 http://www.lafayette.in.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4333

 http://www.newburgh-in.gov/pdf/Plan/Plan%20-%20Misc/RAIN%20GARDEN%20MANUAL%20final.pdf

 http://www.stormwaterpa.org/raingarden.html

 http://www.tinkerscreekwatershed.org/documents/RGManual.pdf

 http://www.lowimpactdevelopment.org/raingarden_design/download.htm

 http://www.lowimpactdevelopment.org/raingarden_design/downloads/CreateRainGardenWesternMI.pdf

 http://plymouthmn.gov/index.aspx?page=368