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Cornell Cooperative Extension Greene County Rain Garden

Description

Rain garden

This rain garden is located adjacent to the Agroforestry Resource Center and was installed as a demonstration for homeowners. The garden receives water from two gutter downspouts, and is functioning quite well.

Site Location

Site name: Cornell Cooperative Extension's Agroforestry Resource Center
Address: 6055 NYS Route 23, Acra, NY 12405
County: Columbia
Watershed: Catskill Creek
Land use of site: Office
Can this site be visited? Yes
Location on site: Next to the parking lot adjacent to the Agroforestry Resource Center

Practice Details

Intent of design: Demonstration for homeowners
Size of structure/capacity: about 8 ft by 4 ft
Size of drainage area: 1/2 acre
Plants or materials used: Native plants transplanted from volunteers' gardens
Maintenance: Weeding and monitoring, plants needed to be thinned last year
Maintained by: Cornell Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers

Design/Installation Information

Design: Cornell Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers
Installation: Cornell Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers
Date of installation: 2008
Zoning change or special permit required: No
Project cost: Negligible - had to purchase some topsoil to amend clayey soils, plants donated by volunteers
Form of payment: Donations

For Additional Site Information:

Contact: Elizabeth LoGiudice, Cornell Cooperative Extension's Agroforestry Resource Center
Email: eml37@cornell.edu
Phone: (518) 622-9820 x 33