Rain Garden Incentive Program

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The City of Isanti views rain gardens as a powerful tool to manage stormwater, as well as a great way to add asthetic elements to residential lots. In order to encourage its residents to install rain gardens, the City of Isanti has the Residential Rain Garden Incentive Program. Program participants will be given tools for planning and implementing rain gardens on their property, and approved applicants will be reimbursed 50% of the cost, up to $500, for plants, soil, and other supplies to get the garden started. 

 

Program Materials

Applications submitted to the City must be complete for consideration. If you have questions during the application process, refer to the resources below or contact Katie Everett, the Community Events and Parks Coordinator at 763-444-5512 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Rain Garden Incentive Program Application
Supplemental forms:
     Program Agreement (Required) 
     Percolation Test
Rain Garden Construction Guide

Additional rain garden resources:

Blue Thumb
www.blue-thumb.org
“The Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens – Design and Installation for Homeowners in the Upper Midwest” (available through the public library system or a variety of retailers)

City of Tacoma – Typical Details for Rain Gardens (diagrams)
     http://www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?objectId=7123

North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Backyard Rain Garden Manual
     https://www.bae.ncsu.edu/extension/ext-publications/water/protecting/RainGardenManual2014.pdf

This Old House – How to Build a Rain Garden to Filter Run-Off
     https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/how-to-build-rain-garden-to-filter-run

Three Rivers Rain Garden Alliance
     http://raingardenalliance.org/

University of Minnesota Extension – Master Gardeners
     http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/

University of Wisconsin Extension Rain Garden How-to Manual for Homeowners
     http://clean-water.uwex.edu/pubs/pdf/rgmanual.pdf

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
     https://www.epa.gov/soakuptherain/soak-rain-rain-gardens

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