D E C banner
D E C banner


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has added a link to a translation service developed by Microsoft Inc., entitled Bing Translator, as a convenience to visitors to the DEC website who speak languages other than English.

Additional information can be found at DEC's Language Assistance Page.

CCE Master Gardeners Rosendale Library Rain Garden


Rain garden

Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Master Gardeners constructed this rain garden at the Rosendale Library. It captures stormwater runoff from the roof as it flows above the ground and a French drain installed underground.

Site Location

  • Site Name: Rosendale Library
  • Address: 264 Main Street, Rosendale, NY
  • Owner: Rosendale Library
  • County: Ulster
  • Watershed: Rondout Creek
  • Land use of site: Library
  • Can this site be visited? Yes
  • Location on site: Lawn behind library

Practice Details

  • Intent of design: Capture stormwater runoff
  • Size of structure/capacity: 250 square feet
  • Size of drainage area: 1,500 square feet
  • Plants or materials used: Native plants, triple shredded mulch
  • Maintenance: Weeded and mulched as needed
  • Maintained by: Master Gardeners

Design/Installation Information

  • Design: Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County Master Gardeners
  • Installation: Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County staff and Master Gardeners
  • Date of installation: June 2010
  • 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