Create a Raingarden
Raingardens serves as water filters, collecting polluted stormwater before it reaches our lakes and streams. Stormwater runoff washes leaves, grass clippings, fertilizers and pesticides from streets and rooftops into storm sewers, contaminating nearby lakes and rivers. Help water soak into the ground instead by creating a raingarden in your yard that intercepts the runoff. Constructed properly, the raingarden will drain within two days.
View Raingarden Projects
- Take A look at our Partner Projects to see examples of raingardens and other garden types!
Blue Thumb Resources
- Search for a Blue Thumb partner to help you design, install and/or provide plants for your raingarden
- Grant Opportunities
- Find an expert to talk to your group
- Use the Plant Selector tool to customize your plant list
Attend a Workshop!
Attending a Blue Thumb Workshop is a great way to learn how to install raingardens and other native plantings that capture stormwater runoff, conserve natural resources, protect pollinators, and add beauty to your community. Follow this link to register for a workshop!