In 2006, the WVDEP partnered with several organizations to build a rain garden at the Berkeley County Judicial Complex in Martinsburg, WV. The partners included the City of Martinsburg, Berkeley County Commission, the Berkeley-Jefferson Master Gardeners, Opequon Creek Project Team, and others. Without the commitment and involvement of the partners this project would not have succeeded.
The space for the rain garden was chosen because runoff from the parking lot drained to this corner. And, there was an available storm drain inlet that would receive excessive amounts of water. Five parking spaces were removed to accomodate the rain garden. During construction of the rain garden the Berkeley County Judicial Center was undergoing a major renovation.