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ECO Iowa City

A grant-funded initiative to improve environmental sustainability in Iowa City.

Rain Gardens

Improving Water Quality—Starting With Your Property program presentation by Amy Bouska .

Watch Risa Dotson Eicke and Chant Eicke build their rain garden. Risa, a Master Gardener, gave a composting presentation in June 2009 for ECO Iowa City, and Chant presented a program--"How to Make your Own Rain Barrel"-- on April 8 at the Iowa City Public Library for ECO Iowa City.

Rain Garden Project site from the Iowa Dept. of Agriculture with direct links to printable materials

32-page Rain Garden Manual

Iowa Extension office – gives a complete description for the novice and links to 4 good sites with details on creating a garden, selecting plants, etc

Rainscaping Iowa is a statewide educational campaign that promotes urban storm water mangement practices to protect water quality and reduce runoff with the help of its partners.