Rain Gardens are one of the ways that individuals, businesses, and municipalities can directly mitigate stormwater. They are a landscaped depression designed to retain and treat stormwater. The Adopt-a-Rain Garden Program is designed to keep publically-owned rain gardens functional and attractive throughout the Chittenden County watershed

What is the Adopt-a-Rain Garden Program?
The Adopt-a-Rain Garden Program is an opportunity for individuals to assist in keeping Chittenden County’s public rain gardens clean and attractive by performing basic maintenance activities like picking up litter, pulling weeds, and installing new mulch.

What are the program 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

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.

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.

Where are the public rain gardens?

Williston Town Hall Rain Garden

Brownell Library6 Lincoln Street, Essex JunctionNeeds a Volunteer!
Callahan ParkLocust Street, BurlingtonBrad Ketterling
Chamberlin School262 White Street, South BurlingtonChris Provost
Coast Guard StationDepot Street, BurlingtonWiley Reading
Correctional FacilityFarrell Street, BurlingtonDepartment of Corrections
Farrell ParkSwift Street, South BurlingtonNeeds a Volunteer!
Landry ParkNorth Street, WinooskiSteve Hauke - Winooski High School
Williston Annex7900 Williston Road, WillistonRita Dessau
Williston Town Library21 Library Lane, WillistonAndrew Wolf

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