Raingarden grants available to Rochester residents

My wife and I put in a garden a couple of years ago with the help of this grant.  If you are interested yo should apply.  We had some low spots with poor drainage in our yard and our raingarden has completely solved that issue.  Every year the garden fills in more and requires less maintenance.

Visit www.rochesterstormwater.com for details.

Are you looking for a way to help keep Rochester’s water resources clean? Consider installing a raingarden in 2013! Raingardens are designed to treat storm water before it runs off pollutant-laden landscapes into area waterways. The native plants used in raingardens provide year-round interest, are drought resistant, and require less maintenance than a traditional turf lawn once established. Residential storm water utility customers in Rochester are eligible to apply for Realize Raingardens Rochester cost-share grant funding to assist in the creation and installation of a raingarden on their property. See the attached document or visitwww.rochesterstormwater.com for more details about the grant application and requirements.

Informational programs regarding Raingardens and how to complete the Realize Raingardens Rochester Cost-Share Grant application are planned for the following dates:

  • Introduction to Raingardens:Monday, February 25, 2013 from 7-8:30pm at Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center (www.cascademeadow.org) RSVP to
  • Introduction to Raingardens: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 7-8:30pm at Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Science Center (www.cascademeadow.org)
  • Realize Raingardens Rochester Cost Share Grant Writing Workshop: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 7-9:00pm in City Hall Conference Room 104

Here’s to Clean Water in 2013!


Megan Duffey Moeller

Storm Water Educator

City of Rochester Public Works Department

201 4th Street SE, Room 108

Rochester, MN 55904



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