Demonstration Rain Garden in Haddon Heights
Sustainable Haddon Heights is creating a demonstration rain garden at the Community Center on Lippincott Lane. The organization encourages members of the community to create their own rain gardens to attract birds and butterflies to their yards while doing something positive for the environment.
In a rain garden, precipitation from the roof, parking lot or driveway is directed to a specially created garden. Once there, native plants will trap most of the pollutants before the storm water passes through the soil to recharge in the ground.
Made possible by a grant from New Jersey American Water Company with assistance from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Burlington and Camden Counties, this demonstration garden helps to address the water quality and quantity issues caused by residential and commercial development.
Location: Lippincott Lane, Haddon Heights. For additional information, visit Water.Rutgers.edu.