To enhance our green space, Delta has been installing rain gardens in and around Delta roadways and at several elementary schools. These rain gardens are designed to intercept storm water and allow it to infiltrate the soil for absorption by plants.
A teacher’s resource manual written by a local teacher with curriculum connections that support learning in Grades 4-7 is included. Lessons and activities cover various environmental stewardship topics, such as: stormwater, watersheds, ecology, gardening, local foods, climate change and waste management. The rain gardeners connect to their local watershed and raise awareness as to how everyday actions may impact nearby watercourses. The rain garden allows students to experience caring for nature by maintaining the garden.
If you would like more information on how to get a rain garden installed at your school, or have questions regarding your current garden, please email our Engineering Department.
Delta also offers the Adopt-a-Rain-Garden program, which invites residents, families, local groups, clubs, and other organizations to work with Delta to ensure our community's rain gardens are kept up and working properly. Learn more about the Adopt-a-Rain-Garden program and how you can get involved.