Rain Garden Incentive Program

Join us on April 19th for a FREE rain garden workshop at Isanti City Hall! 


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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 Quickfacts
Rain Garden Informational Brochure
New in 2018 - Isanti Soil and Water Conservation District will provide site consultations and garden design for incentive program participants. 
Call 763-689-3271 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a visit.


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:

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“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

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