Rain Gardens are excellent conservation developments that you can begin in your own backyard! Rain gardens are an attractive way to collect runoff and encourage groundwater recharge. When it rains, polluted stormwater often pours directly into rivers from dirty streets and parking lots, or into overburdened wastewater and drinking water treatment systems. This poses a health hazard for people, as well as fish and wildlife.
To reduce the effects of stormwater, American Rivers works on the local, state and federal levels to promote a range of green infrastructure solutions — from localized practices such as rain gardens, green roofs, and rain barrels, to larger scale efforts for comprehensive low-impact development.
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