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Illinois Rain Garden Initiative
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Web site
Summary: The Illinois Rain Garden Initiative is an environmental initiative of the Lieutenant Governor's Office to help prevent flooding and improve stormwater management. As part of the initiative, schools across Illinois will plant rain gardens consisting entirely o...
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Rain Garden Network
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - Web site
Summary: Rain Garden Network is an organization that encourages homeowners to do what they can on their property and in their lives to protect the water quality of our lakes, rivers and streams from pollution and the damage done by stormwater runoff. Through a program...
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Rain Gardens of West Michigan
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Web site
Summary: A project of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, the Rain Gardens of West Michigan web site provides a wealth of information on rain gardens, as well as step-by-step advice on creating your own rain garden. Benefits of rain gardens include reduced...
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Rain Gardens: A Household Way to Improve Water Quality in Your Community
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - School Projects
Summary: A basic introduction providing information on how rain gardens help protect water quality, and general step-by-step instructions on how to build a rain garden in your yard. (PDF Format; Length: 8 pages)
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Rain Gardens: A How-To Manual for Homeowners
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook - School Projects
Summary: A detailed manual that covers rain garden sizing and siting, constructon details and planting and maintenance. Includes 11 conceptual planting designs with plant species lists. (PDF Format; Length: 32 pages)
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