Rain garden help

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

See Brook Run’s Rain Gardens in Action

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Link to CORGI’s Facebook rain garden video



We regularly receive questions about Brook Run and refer to the project for those municipalities and residents interested in rain gardens. The variety of garden designs and their visibility often provide much-needed education and motivation. Dr. Jay Martin, Professor of Ecological Engineering at The Ohio State University, continues to facilitate water quality tests with students. Read More

Frequently Asked Questions about Rain Gardens

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

How is a rain garden different from any other garden?

The main difference is that they’re created in man-made or natural depressions, rather than being flat or mounded on the surface. Their purpose is to create a space where stormwater runoff pools temporarily, preventing polluted water from entering our streams and creeks. Deep-rooted native prairie plants, especially those that thrive in moist or wet soils, are often used and sometimes soil amendment is added.

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Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 3

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Click this link to view or download 2012?s 2nd issue of The Rain Gardener: vol3issue3

Updated Brook Run Project Report

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

An updated report with our neighborhood rain garden project information, data, and costs is now available! Click here to view or download: brook run project report_may2012

Spring in Brook Run

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Yet again, the plants have come back and some are already blooming in our neighborhood rain garden project at Brook Run. Here are some photos of what’s currently blooming and how the rain gardens look:

2012 Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 2

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Click this link to view or download 2012’s 2nd issue of The Rain Gardener: vol3issue2

2012 Quarterly Newsletter, Issue 1

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Click here to view/download 2012’s first issue of The Rain Gardener.


Record Rainfall, Rain Gardens Holding Strong

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

This year has been a record-setting year of rain fall here in central Ohio. In Westerville where our Brook Run rain gardens are located, their local rainfall tallies 56.54″. The annual average is 38.5″. That’s 46.8% more rain than what is expected! Even still, the residential and right-of-way rain gardens at Brook Run have held up nicely, helping to prevent this unprecedented amount of rain and the pollutants it carries from entering our local waterways.


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