How can I get involved?
Adopt a Rain Garden
Rain Gardens are a landscaped area designed to retain and treat stormwater. They are one of the many ways that individuals, businesses, and municipalities can directly mitigate stormwater.
The Adopt-a-Rain Garden Program is designed to keep publically-owned rain gardens functional and attractive throughout the Lake Champlain watershed in Chittenden County. It is an opportunity for individuals to assist in keeping public rain gardens clean and attractive by performing basic maintenance activities like picking up litter, pulling weeds, and installing new mulch.
Who can participate?
The program is is open to individuals, neighborhood associations, civic groups, religious organizations, service organizations, schools (school groups and teams), businesses and other community organizations.
What is the time commitment?
We ask that you commit to adopting a rain garden for at least 2 years. The adoption commitment begins in April and concludes at the end of November.
What are the benefits?
- You can improve the beauty and value of Chittenden County’s neighborhoods
- It’s a great opportunity for you to get outside during nice weather and have fun gardening
- Properly maintained rain gardens improve our water quality, mitigate stormwater and reduce flood risks
Where are the public rain gardens?
|Brownell Library||6 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction|
|Callahan Park||Locust Street, Burlington|
|Chamberlin School||262 White Street, South Burlington|
|Coast Guard Station||Depot Street, Burlington|
|Correctional Facility||Farrell Street, Burlington|
|Farrell Park||Swift Street, South Burlington|
|Landry Park||North Street, Winooski|
|Williston Annex||7900 Williston Road, Williston|
|Williston Town Library||21 Library Lane, Williston|