Community Rain Garden Program
The New Hampshire Coastal Protection Partnership works to promote rain gardens as a tool for protecting the natural resources of the Granite State’s coastal watershed by:
- Installing demonstration rain gardens in partnership with local communities
- Educating the public about the art of rain garden installation through publications and workshops
Rain Garden Benefits
Rain gardens are planted with native species and can provide habitat for birds and animals.
When it rains, pollution from everyday sources like leaky car engines and fertilized lawns can runoff into our coastal waters. Rain gardens act as an all natural stormwater filter.
Video showing runoff flowing unfiltered into the Piscataqua River from the Atlantic Heights neighborhood in Portsmouth, NH:
How to install a residential rain garden
You can plant rain garden at home! Check out these free online guides to rain garden construction:
Adding a Rain Garden to Your Landscape - University of Main Cooperative Extension
Vermont Rain Garden Manual - University of Vermont Extension