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 publicly-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, including picking up litter, pulling weeds, and installing new mulch.

Who can participate?

The program 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 two 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 Library6 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction
Callahan ParkLocust Street, Burlington
Chamberlin School262 White Street, South Burlington
Coast Guard StationDepot Street, Burlington
Correctional FacilityFarrell Street, Burlington
Farrell ParkSwift Street, South Burlington
Landry ParkNorth Street, Winooski
Williston Annex7900 Williston Road, Williston
Williston Town Library21 Library Lane, Williston