Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Benedictine Academy


    Benedictine Academy
    840 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey 07208

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Installation Plant Layout Maintenance Photographs


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    Benedictine Academy


    The Benedictine Academy rain garden was 
installed with funding from the New
    York - New Jersey Habor 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 in Essex and Union Counties. These
    rain gardens include Benedictine Academy, Third- Westminster Presbyterian Church,
    and St. Benedict's Preparatory School.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    The rain garden manages stormwater runoff from a Benedictine Academy building via


    Students and Future City, Inc. staff were present for the installation of the
    Benedictine Academy rain garden in May 2008. Community members and local
    business members 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
    Newslestter 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 Benedictine Academy staff.


    Click here for photographs of the Benedictine Academy rain garden.