Barrington Community Rain Garden
New Hampshire Coastal Protection Partnership has partnered with the Town of Barrington to develop plans for a new demonstration rain garden in a highly visible, public location. Installation will be completed in the Spring or Fall of 2012.
This project is off to great start with over $2000 raised, including donations from the Town of Barrington and Turbocam International, as well as a small grant from the New England Grassroots Environmental Fund. The Barrington Conservation Commission and other local partners have also expressed an interest in lending a hand.
New Castle Community Rain Garden
In 2010, the New Hampshire Coastal Protection Partnership (NH Coast) installed the Town of New Castle’s first demonstration rain garden.
The New Castle Community Rain Garden is located at the Great Island Commons. If you are standing in the parking lot behind the Public Library, the rain garden is found on the left side of the building.
On site interpretive signage demonstrates how the rain garden works and describes the projects environmental benefits. (Note: Signage is removed for the winter months)
Rain Garden Installation Video
Rain Garden Installation Pictures
The Town of New Castle provided public space and approval for the demonstration rain garden.
The Great Island Garden Club and New Castle Conservation Commission donated plants for the rain garden and did the planting.
LJH Landscape of Rochester completed the pre-planting phases of the installation. Owner Luke Hydock volunteers his own time on the project.
Appledore Engineering donated the design for the New Castle Community Rain Garden
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership, authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program.