Stormwater Management In Your Backyard

Stormwater Management in Your Backyard is an education program that builds upon the existing capacity of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) system to deliver stormwater management education to local communities.

The main goal of the program is to make homeowners better stewards of water resources by teaching them how to properly manage stormwater and reduce pollution on their own properties. A major component of the program is the construction of demonstration rain gardens in high visibility areas (municipal, buildings, libraries, schools, etc). Extension workshops led by the NJSGC’s Water Resources Agents are designed around the existing sites so residents can learn hands-on how to maximize the use of rain gardens. Information on rain gardens and workshops can be found on the Water Resources website.

Contact: Dr. Roy Messaros, Water Resources Agent