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CCE Master Gardeners Saugerties Senior Citizen Recreation Center Rain Garden

Description

Rain garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Master Gardeners constructed this 400 square foot rain garden at the Frank D. Greco Memorial Senior Citizen Recreation Center in Saugerties. It captures stormwater runoff from the entire front of the building before it reaches the parking lot. Runoff is directed into the garden using downspouts above and below ground.

Site Location

  • Site Name: Frank D. Greco Memorial Senior Citizen Recreation Center
  • Address: 207 Market St., Saugerties, NY 12477
  • Owner: Town of Saugerties
  • County: Ulster
  • Watershed: Hudson River
  • Land use of site: Municipal
  • Can this site be visited? Yes
  • Location on site: Lawn near the 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, 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, Master Gardeners, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension staff
  • Installation: Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County staff, Master Gardeners, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension staff
  • Date of installation: May 2009
  • 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