Rain Garden Information


300 S. Scott St., Middletown, DE 19709
Creating a rain garden from a dry stormwater pond was the first large scale demonstration project that the Appoquinimink River Association (ARA) created. Housed at the Jean Birch MOT Senior Center in Middletown, this vegetated area provided water quality benefits by planting vegetation that helped filter nearly 5 million gallons of water a year. The ARA’s rain garden was recognized by the Region 3 EPA and LID Center as a winner of the 2007 Leadership in Low Impact Development Recognition Program Award for outstanding achievement in Educational Programs. Although the creation of the rain garden is complete, the ARA has continued to assist the Town of Middletown and the Senior Center in making sure the plants in the rain garden are healthy and free of invasive weeds.
Map of the Rain Garden Above
Additional Details:
Property Type:Institution (School, etc.)
Number of Rain Gardens Per Site: 1
Approximate Rain Garden Sq. Ft: 18731 Sq. Ft
Approximate Paved Surface Sq. Ft: 429066 Sq. Ft
Is the Soil Amended to Increase Permeability: no
Is A Drain Pipe/French Drain Installed: no