Rain Garden Information

311 Parker Road, Salisbury, MD 21804
At the Providence Presbyterian Church two rain gardens (~350 ft2 each) were installed in the lawn that separates the main road from the Providence Presbyterian Church parking lot. They function as a way to collect stormwater runoff from the parking lot and surrounding lawn area. River rock was installed along the edge of the rain garden to intercept rapid surface flow, spreading the flow throughout the garden area and preventing gullying within the rain garden. Plants installed were Amelanchier Canadensis, Eupatorium coelestinum, Panicum amarum, Schizachyrium scoparium, Muhlenbergia capillaris, Echinacea purpurea. This project was completed September 2009 and funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
Map of the Rain Garden Above
Additional Details:
Property Type:Institution (School, etc.)
Number of Rain Gardens Per Site: 2
Approximate Rain Garden Sq. Ft: 700 Sq. Ft
Approximate Paved Surface Sq. Ft: 0 Sq. Ft
Is the Soil Amended to Increase Permeability: yes
Is A Drain Pipe/French Drain Installed: no
Were the downspouts disconnected from
the storm sewer system and installed a rain
barrel or diverted water to garden: