North-End Rain Garden

A new rain garden has been added to Schuylkill Banks near Paine's Park. This garden helps control erosion, manage stormwater, create wildlife habitat, and looks good doing it!

Many thanks to the project sponsors:

• Coastal Zone Management Program (NOAA, PA DEP and PA Coastal Resources Management)
• Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area
• Schuylkill Action Network
• Philadelphia Water Department

Learn about building your own rain garden here. And if you want to learn about more ways to manage storm water around your home and in your neighborhood, read PWD's Homeowner's Guide to Stormwater Management.

We are proud to announce that this project received the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence in 2019! Learn more about the award here.