Rain Gardens 
  Several rain gardens and native landscaping projects have cropped up in the Fox River watershed since the publication of A Citizen’s Guide to Preserving the Fox River.

Our photos below show volunteers helping to create a garden at Geneva City Hall using native plants that attract butterflies, song birds and other beneficial wildlife. The native plants' deep and extensive root systems will allow rain water to infiltrate into the aquifer, instead of running off and polluting the Fox River. There are also two native rain gardens at Geneva City Hall.  

In South Elgin, the city installed native rain gardens at Concord Park and The Conservation Foundation certified them as Conservation @ Home properties.  South Elgin also installed native landscaping around their municipal annex building near the Fox River.

In Elgin, the Lord Street Basin CSO Green Infrastructure Retrofit Project installed a number of rain gardens in a historic residential section and involves the residents in helping to maintain the gardens.  A presentation about this project can be found HERE.
 
  
 
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  • Elgin Lord St 1
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Visit our main Rain Garden page HERE
 
 
  Guide
Read more about
rain gardens
in the Online Guide,
page 8-9
 
 
A Citizen's Guide to Preserving the Fox River
in Illinois