Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
St. Benedict's Preparatory School


    St. Benedict's Preparatory School
    520 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey 07102

Google (TM) Map Site Contact(s) History Runoff Managed
Installation Plant Layout Maintenance Photographs


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    St. Benedict's Preparatory School


    The St. Benedict's Preparatory School rain garden was installed with funding from
    The New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program, New Jersey Marine Sciences
    Consortium/New Jersey Sea Grant Extension Program, and Future City, Inc.  With this
    funding, three rain gardens were installed cooperatively by Future City, Inc. and the
    Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program throughout Essex and
    Union Counties.  These rain gardens include Benedictine Academy, St. Benedict's
    Preparatory School, and Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater runoff from the St. Benedict's Preporatory
    School building.


    Students and Future City, Inc. staff were present for the installation of the rain
    garden in May 2008.  Community members and local businesses provided equiptment
    and materials, and donated their time and expertise. Property managers were
    involved in site planning, development and construction. The installation of this rain
    garden was featured in The Tidal Exchange Newsletter of the New York - New
    Jersey Harbor Estuary Program and a YouTube (TM) video:

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List  Coming Soon!
    The rain garden is maintained by the St. Benedict's Preparatory School.


    Click here for photographs of the St. Benedict's Preparatory School rain garden.