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CCE Master Gardeners Ulster Town Hall Rain Garden


Rain garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Master Gardeners constructed this 400 square foot rain garden to capture stormwater from two sections of the front of the Town of Ulster Town Hall building. The runoff is directed into the garden using downspouts.

Site Location

  • Site Name: Town of Ulster Town Hall
  • Address: 1 Town Hall Rd., Lake Katrine, NY 12449
  • Owner: Town of Ulster
  • County: Ulster
  • Watershed: Esopus Creek
  • Land use of site: Municipal office
  • Can this site be visited? Yes
  • Location on site: Front of the building

Practice Details

  • Intent of design: Capture stormwater runoff
  • Size of structure/capacity: 400 square feet
  • Size of drainage area: 2,000+ square feet
  • Plants or materials used: Native plants, amended soil, triple shredded mulch
  • Maintenance: Weeded and mulched as needed
  • Maintained by: Town staff and local Master Gardeners

Design/Installation Information

  • Design: Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Horticulture staff and Rutgers Cooperative Extension staff
  • Installation: Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Master Gardeners
  • Date of installation: May 2008
  • Zoning change or special permit required: No
  • Project cost: $10,000
  • Form of payment: Grant

For Additional Site Information:

Contact: Dona Crawford, Master Gardeners Coordinator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County
Email: dm282@cornell.edu
Phone: (845) 340-3990