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.
Application Deadline Extended to June 30, 2017!
Additional rain garden resources:
“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)
North Carolina Cooperative Extension – Backyard Rain Garden Manual
This Old House – How to Build a Rain Garden to Filter Run-Off
Three Rivers Rain Garden Alliance
University of Minnesota Extension – Master Gardeners
University of Wisconsin Extension Rain Garden How-to Manual for Homeowners
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency