Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Union County Vocational Technical School


    Union County Vocational Technical School
    1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey 07076

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


    Google (TM) Map:

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    Site Contact(s):
    Madeline Flahive DiNardo,
Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County

The Union County Vocational Technical School rain garden was installed as part of
    the Landscaper Training program that targeted landscapers in North Jersey.  The
    Landscaper Training program was funded by the United States Department of
    Agriculture Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service National
    Integrated Water Quality Program under agreement number 2007-51130-03878.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater from the Union County Vocational Technical
    School's parking lot.


    Approximately forty
North Jersey Landscapers were present for the installation of the
    rain garden in March 2008, which was approved by the Business Administrator of the
    Union County Vocational Technical School.  In addition to the landscapers, Bonnie
    Baldesare, the Union County Vocational Technical School horticulture instructor,
    volunteered her time to help with the installation of the rain garden.  The Union
    County Department of Public Works and Union County Vocational Technical School
    Maintenance Department donated their time to help with the rain garden installation.     Futurescape, Inc. donated the use of their Bobcat for the rain garden excavation.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:

Arrowwood Viburnum
        Inkberry Holly
Red Chokeberry
        Soft Rush
Summersweet/Sweet Pepperbush
        Winterberry Holly        
    Click here to download Adobe Reader to view the rain garden map and the plant list
    fact sheets.
    The rain garden is maintained by the Union County Vocational Technical School
    horticulture students and the Union County Future Farmers of America (FFA)


    Click here for photographs of the Union County Vocational Technical School rain