Rain Garden Resources

Typically, a rain garden is a small- to medium-sized garden planted in a shallow depression, and often includes native plants. The specialized plants and soil slow runoff during heavy rains and provide natural filtration for several common pollutants. Rain gardens can also be designed to provide habitat for birds, butterflies and beneficial insects. 

The City of Eugene installs rain gardens to treat stormwater in public areas, and requires new developments to incorporate them to handle water from downspouts, streets, roofs and other impervious surfaces. They are considered a best practice by the Environmental Protection Agency, so support water quality policies that are reported as part of our NPDES permitting. 

Learn more in this article from Clean Water Connections newsletter or check out the videos below.

Resource Lists

  1. Residents and Businesses
  2. Contractors
  3. Designers
  4. Public Right-of-Way
  5. Stormwater Management Manual