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Rain Gardens are shallow, planted depressions in the landscape that reduce runoff by allowing it to soak into the ground as opposed to flowing into storm drains or surface waters. (Photo courtesy of John Huber.)

The rain garden section is a collaboration between Save the Sound, a program of Connecticut Fund for the Environment, and the University of Connecticut Department of Extension's NEMO program, and funded by The Fairfield County Community Foundation, the Greater New Haven Green Fund, and the Quinnipiac River Groundwater Natural Resources Damages Fund adminstered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP).

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Rain Barrels hook up to downspouts and reduce runoff by collecting rainwater and storing it for later use or to be diverted back into the landscape. (Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Ecology Center.)

 

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Downspout Disconnection is a low-maintenance green infrastructure option that reroutes stormwater runoff from downspouts into permeable areas like your yard or rain garden. (Photo courtesy of The Reily Group.)

 

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Green Roofs are partially or completely vegetated rooftops that reduce runoff by absorbing rainfall and filtering pollutants. (Photo courtesy of The Scott Arboretum.)

 

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Blue Roofs are non-vegetated rooftops that reduce runoff by capturing rainwater and gradually releasing it over time. (Photo courtesy of NYC Environmental Protection.)

 

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Permeable Pavement is an alternative to traditional asphalt or concrete, which reduces runoff by allowing rainfall to infiltrate into the ground. (Photo courtesy of Kierran Broatch.)

 

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