Municipal Raingardens

Township and Borough government buildings have a good deal of local community traffic as people come to pay bills, attend meetings, and do local business. So these buildings are perfect sites to install demonstration examples of stormwater management practices that homeowners could install on their own properties. Over the past ten years, the WCLV has worked with Master Watershed Stewards and local municipal public works staff to design and install rain gardens all around the Lehigh Valley. Rain gardens are in place at the Upper Saucon Township building, the Upper Saucon Township Authority, and Bushkill, Plainfield, and Pen Argyl municipal buildings.

Rain garden at Pen Argyl Borough

Ross McLennan at the completed Borough rain garden
MWSs Jane Cook and Mike Nagle Planting Plugs

Bushkill Township Rain Garden

The Bushkill Township rain garden was built in 2013 with a Lehigh Valley Greenways grant. Master Watershed Stewards designed and built the garden with the help of the Bushkill Township roads crew.