RAIN GARDENS-Jackson Purchase Foundation
Rain Garden Program
A rain garden is a shallow depression in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Because rain gardens are designed to capture rain water and prevent the rapid release of excess stormwater into municipal water systems, a well placed rain garden reduces runoff and flooding, and filters pollutants carried in stormwater runoff. Along with these environmental benefits and the conservation of a valuable natural resource, rain gardens create excellent habitat for birds and butterflies.
The Foundation has partnered with several communities and organizations within our region to install rain gardens throughout our service area. In addition to the installation of rain gardens, we also conduct rain garden workshops to show local communities and citizens how rain gardens can be integrated into different landscapes.
Marshall County Children's Arts Center
Murray Middle School
The Arboretum at Murray State University
Graves County Animal Shelter