On May 21st at Beach 6, the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation hosted a live Rain Garden Demonstration to provide an overview of the benefits of rain gardens on lake properties.
A Rain Garden is nature’s water filter. Rain gardens are shallow landscaped depressions that capture, clean, and absorb storm runoff from roofs, parking lots, and roads.
Rain gardens capture water from an impervious surface, allowing water to filter slowly into the ground. They can minimize flooding and erosion on small Lake Mohawk properties.
Rain gardens are better than lawns at helping the ground absorb water and can decrease pollutants entering our lakes by as much as 30 percent.
Even a small rain garden in the right location can make a big difference.