This year, 11 participants in Somerville Borough, Bridgewater Township, and Raritan Borough installed rain gardens through the Rain Garden Rebate Program. The program, which is a partnership with the Rutgers Water Resources Program, is in its second year. Participants learn about rain gardens at a community workshop, receive one-on-one design consultations, and are eligible to receive up to $450 back for installing rain gardens on their properties. An additional round of workshops will be held in March 2015 for residents of Somerville, Bridgewater, and Raritan.
Email Michelle at email@example.com to be notified of workshop dates once they are finalized. Visit the program website for more information at http://www.water.rutgers.edu/Projects/RGRebate/RGRebate.html.