Stormwater Solutions:  RainScapes

FoCJC will be working in four neighborhoods to educate  residents about stormwater issues and encourage them to implement RainScapes projects on their property. RainScapes are functional landscaping projects that can beautify property, as well as help filter and slow the flow of stormwater. These projects can collect water from roof gutters, driveways, and sidewalks. One example of a RainScapes project is a rain garden, a saucer-shaped basin into which rainwater flows, and is planted with grasses, flowers, shrubs, and small trees that are adapted to survive in short periods of flooding as well as dry soils in between storms. RainScapes can be installed on any kind of property, but those on private residential, institutional, and/ or commercial properties may be eligible for a RainScapes Rewards Rebate.

 

Learn more at the Montgomery County RainScapes website.

 

 

Funding for this Watershed Restoration and Outreach grant project was provided by the Montgomery County, MD, Water Quality Protection Charge and managed by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.