New Rain Garden Incentive!
Live in Gresham? Find out if you are eligible for the $200 rain garden incentive.
Why build a rain garden?
When a landscape is covered in natural vegetation, most rainfall soaks into the ground. As we start adding roofs, driveways, sidewalks, and streets to the landscape, much of the rainfall can’t soak into the ground anymore. This can create a lot of problems for people and for our streams.
Rain gardens hold stormwater runoff and allow it to soak into the ground naturally. This helps reduce the amount of pollution that gets into our streams. It also maintains the natural hydrology so streams don’t go dry during dry spells.
Rain gardens are: