The New Jersey Water Supply Authority, based in Somerville, NJ, is offering borough residents the opportunity to participate in a new initiative to construct rain gardens on their properties to keep rain water from overwhelming the storm sewers and tributaries of the Peter Brook. The authority, which previously held workshops for residents to construct rain barrels, started this new effort to give residents proven techniques to make a difference in protecting rivers and streams. Rutgers landscape professionals will conduct free rain garden design sessions at two workshops at Duke Farms, on Aug. 22 and 24. The workshops is part of a Rain Garden Rebate Program, administered by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Water Resources Program, with funding support from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority. Read more here.
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