A rain garden can be thought of as a personal water quality system
Rain gardens filter the runoff from your roof and lawn and recharge the groundwater. A properly constructed rain garden can capture and filter more than 40,000 gallons of stormwater each year! In highly urbanized areas, rain gardens can help reduce water leaving your property thereby reducing the threat of flash flooding for downhill neighbors.
Rain gardens also:
- Attract beneficial insects that will help eliminate those pesky ones
- Attract pollinators and song birds
- Reduce standing water which will, in turn, reduce mosquito breeding
RAIN GARDENS FOR NASHVILLE
The Cumberland River Compact is thrilled to lead Nashville in an effort to build rain gardens for healthier water. Since 2009, we’ve worked with our network of trusted engineers, landscape architects, and nurseries to assist us in this effort and planted over 500 rain gardens.
NASHVILLE RAIN GARDEN MAP
Check out this interactive map of rain gardens planted by the Cumberland River Compact, partners, and volunteers.