Rain Garden Resources


A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rainwater from non-porous surfaces such as parking lots, roofs, etc. Planted with wet-resistant grasses, flowering perennials, and shrubs, rain gardens can be a cost effective and beautiful way to reduce stormwater runoff from your property. Rain gardens also filter pollutants and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds, and other wildlife.

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    Learn more about rain gardens from our Stormwater Program

Infographic depicting photos of native plants in the WVDEP HQ rain garden. The image and text is too small to be legible  
DEP rain garden with standing stormwater which will be absorbed by the plants to prevent runoff.  
DEP rain garden soon after completion in 2008
Kiosk located at the WVDEP HQ rain garden informing the public how it works and what native plants are featured.  
DEP rain garden in 2019 with new kiosk