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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Illinois Rain Garden Initiative

Illinois Rain Garden Initiative

The Illinois Rain Garden Initiative is an environmental initiative of the Office of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to help prevent flooding and improve stormwater management. As part of the initiative, schools across Illinois will plant rain gardens consisting entirely of native plant species. By providing follow-up maintenance and educational programs, the rain gardens will blossom into natural water quality systems that collect runoff and filter the groundwater. This web site provides an introduction to rain gardens, tips on creating a rain garden, lists of plants to use in a rain garden, and links to more information on rain gardens.


Illinois Governor's Office

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