Why are rain gardens important? Rainwater that goes into storm drains discharges directly into rivers, lakes or streams. This sudden introduction of large volumes of stormwater erodes stream banks and stream beds and increases flooding risks. Rain gardens protect local waterways by decreasing the volume of runoff entering surface waters during rain events. Rain gardens provide a unique landscape feature.
The plants in the rain garden are both beautiful and helpful. They add color and interest to the landscape. Depending on the type of vegetation, the rain garden can also serve as habitat for butterflies, birds and other wildlife. Come learn more about the garden and get your hands dirty!
Every Wednesday from 9 to 11:00 a.m., we will explore and maintain the rain garden at the Cobb County Water Quality Lab.