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rain garden 
Design &



North Jersey RC&D is offering training and free rain garden design consultation with Rutgers professionals to plan and layout your garden.

Residents of the Neshanic River and Back Brook watersheds are also eligible to receive up to a $500 rebate toward the materials and supplies for building a rain garden. 

See if you qualify for a rebate!

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to beautify your yard with native species with a green infrastructure that absorbs and treats stormwater. 

Funding for this program is provided by an NJDEP BEARS 319(h) Grant Awarded to NJRCD 

how the program works

Educational sessions will be held virtually on March 30th from 12-1pm OR 7-8pm. 30-minute follow-up technical sessions will be held April 12th and 13th.

Educational sessions will feature presentations from Chris Obropta of Rutgers Cooperative Extension on the benefits of rain gardens and on native plants from Rachel Mackow of Wild Ridge Plants.

After the education session, you will be contacted about signing up for a 30-minute time slot for a virtual technical session in which you will work one-on-one with a Rutgers landscape architect to plan a customized rain garden for your property.

The rain garden rebate educational session is free and open to all. However, rebates are only available for residents of the Neshanic River or Back Brook watersheds.


Please contact Hannah Tremblay at or Hollie DiMuro at with any questions.

Learn more about rain gardens here.


do you qualify for the rebate?


Use the map to the left to see if you are eligible for a rebate! 

If your home falls in the blue shaded area on the map you are eligible for a rebate! 

If your home does not fall in the blue shaded area, you are not eligible for a rebate. However, you are still welcome to attend the educational session!  


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Wild Ridge Plant's Presentation on Native Plants for Rain Gardens

March 31st, 2021 Rain Garden Presentation, given by Rutgers Extension

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