Did you Know, that a rain garden is a landscaped shallow depression that captures rain water and allows it to slowly be absorbed into the ground?
Rain gardens are an excellent way for local homeowners to slow stormwater following intense rain storms, contribute to alleviating localized flooding and reduce pollution to local waterways. In addition, they are beautiful focal point, planted with native plants and providing valuable food source for birds, butterflies, and beneficial insects.
North Jersey Resource Conservation and Development (NJRCD) along with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension- Water Resource Program will be hosting a Rain Garden Design and Rebate Program for residents of the Neshanic watershed.
After the educational session, you will have the opportunity to schedule a 1 on 1 session with a Rutgers design professional to plan and layout a rain garden for your home! Homeowners in eligible areas (Neshanic and Back Brook watersheds) who install a Rutgers designed rain garden on their property will be eligible for a $3/square foot rebate, up to $450! 1 on 1 sessions will take place on April 8th and 9th between 5pm to 8pm. You must attend the educational sessions to be eligible for a rebate.
Funding for this program is provided by a NJDEP BEARS 39(h) grant awarded to North Jersey RC&D