Rain Gardens in Sackville

Rain Garden Report

During the summer of 2013 the Regional Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Development – Tantramar conducted a pilot project to plant rain gardens in Sackville, New Brunswick and determine their effectiveness in managing storm water. The project was made possible with funding from the New Brunswick Environmental Trust Fund (ETF).

The rain garden pilot project for Sackville was a success!

Here are some conclusions made by the coordinator of the Sackville Rain Garden Project, Amanda Marlin:

  • All three gardens collect water in differentways but all three began to function with their very first rain fall.
  • It is recommended that more rain gardens be installed by businesses and homeowners in and around Sackville.
  • It is also recommended that the Town of Sackville use rain gardens as one way to adapt to local climate change.
  • In addition the Town should adopt a bylaw that requires rain gardens and other natural storm water management techniques for all new developments such as subdivisions and multi-unit apartment buildings.

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