The Nine Mile Run Watershed Association installed six new rain gardens across the watershed in the spring of 2010 in an effort to generate interest in this low -impact approach to stormwater management. As a member of the Rain Garden Alliance, we are committed to educating the public about the important role that rain gardens can play in solving our region’s wet weather problems.
Two of the gardens in the Pilot Project were installed on public sites, one in Wilkinsburg's Whitney Park and the other in front of the Train Station on Swissvale Avenue in Edgewood. The others are on residential lots, in visible front or side yard locations. These gardens were installed at no charge to the recipients, using donated materials and labor. At the conclusion of the Pilot Project, NMRWA began offering rain garden installation as a service at a competitive price. Residents or business owners interested in having a rain garden on their property will be able to contract with NMRWA for either design only, or for a complete design and installation service.
Many thanks to the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania for their generous donation of native plants for the NMRWA Rain Garden Pilot Project.
Interested in learning more about how you can have a rain garden designed and installed at your property, please visit StormWorks brand new rain garden page here.
For more information on rain gardens, call Sara at 412.371.8779 x 117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.