To the South East Wisconsin Rain Garden Resources website!


The purpose of this website is to help connect community members with photos and information regarding one of the most earth-friendly practices fighting runoff pollution- Rain Gardens! By definition, a rain garden is a garden that uses native landscaping to soak up rainwater coming from your downspout or drainage system.

View an educational video on Rain gardens HERE!

The benefits provided by rain gardens:

  • Increasing the amount of water that filters into the ground, which recharges local and regional aquifers
  • Helping protect communities from flooding and drainage problems
  • Helping protect streams and lakes from pollutants carried by urban stormwater- lawn fertilizers and pesticides, oil and other fluids that leak from cars, and numerous harmful substances that wash off roofs and paved areas
  • Enhancing the beauty of yards and neighborhoods
  • Providing valuable habitat for birds, butterflies, and many beneficial insects

Interested in ordering a Wisconsin Rain Garden Educators Kit?

Click HERE to download the order form!

Already have a Rain Garden?

Register your garden HERE!
Send us a photo HERE!


For more information please contact:

Andy Yencha
UWEX – Natural Resources Educator
9501 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa WI 53226
414-256-4646 (fax)

University of Wisconsin-Extension

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