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9/25/12: Changing of the Guard

After four wonderful years with the Rain Garden Program, Kari is going to be handing over the reins to Kyle Cunningham and taking time to explore out of state. Kari spent her first summers in Alaska mapping streams with Kyle; he knows a lot about drainage. Kyle's strong background, GIS experience, and enthusiastic attitude will bring new light to low impact development projects in Anchorage. We welcome him to our team and hope you will too.

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6/30/12: New Website

Welcome to the new Anchorage Rain Gardens website! Take a look around and enjoy our new layout. Thanks to HDR for the new design.

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BUILD A RAIN GARDEN AND CONTRIBUTE TO CLEANER WATER

A rain garden is a depression in the landscape designed to catch and filter the water that runs off your roof, driveway, sidewalk, and other hard surfaces. Rain gardens often contain native plants that help absorb and filter runoff, leading to cleaner waterways. They are used in many places, and promoted by many cities.

Why should I build one?

Lots of us like to fish, float, live by, or play in Anchorage’s creeks and lakes. Unfortunately, much of our native landscape has been paved or hardened, causing faster run-off water, flooding, and polluted creeks and lakes. Rain gardens are one way to slow down and filter run-off water from gutters and paved areas before it drains into our creeks and lakes. That way we have less flooding and cleaner waterways for us, our fish, and our wildlife. You can be reimbursed up to $750 for a residential garden, or more for a large garden.

How do I get started?

What else can I do to keep our water clean?

I'm a Contractor. Where can I find information?