The rain garden at the Kermit Graf Building on Griffing Ave. in Riverhead.

The rain garden at the Kermit Graf Building on Griffing Ave. in Riverhead.

Rain Gardens

Protecting water quality of our ground water and surface waters is critical for the future of Suffolk County. Rain gardens using native plants collect rainwater from buildings, parking lots or roads. The plants can trap and filter out pollutants from entering ground water or surface waters. The flowers can also attract butterflies, bees or birds.You can check out a working rain garden by visiting the back parking lot at the Kermit Graff Building on Griffing Ave. in Riverhead. Contact Mark Cappellino if you are interested in creating a rain garden at your school or office!

Contact

Mark Cappellino
Marine Youth Educator
mec26@cornell.edu
631-852-8660 x 33

Last updated January 26, 2015