Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Springfield Township Municipal Annex Building


    Springfield Township Municipal Annex Building
    Center Street & Trivett Avenue North, Springfield, Union County, New Jersey 07081

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 Springfield Township Municipal Annex Building rain garden was installed to
    serve as a model for Springfield residents who are interested in controlling polluted         runoff and to help recharge the groundwater. The project was initiated by a Master        Gardener who was previously trained by Rutgers Cooperative Extension and served     on the Springfield Environmental Commission. The installation project included a             training workshop for the general public and municipal officials that was held onsite         during the installation and planting process.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater from the rooftop of the Springfield Township         Municipal Annex Building's.  The existing downspout was extended and redirected into
    the newly installed rain garden.


    Approximately fifteen volunteers, which included the
Master Gardeners of Union
    County and members of the Springfield Environmental Commission, were present for
    the installation of the rain garden in May 2007, which was approved by the Mayor of
    Springfield Township.  The Springfield Township Department of Public Works
    provided in-kind assistance with the rain garden installation.

    Plant Layout:

    Rain Garden Map  Coming Soon!

    Plant List:

  Big Bluestem
        Cardinal Flower

        Inkberry Holly
        Joe Pye Weed
        Red Chokeberry
        Tussock Sedge
        Virginia Sweetspire

    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 Master Gardeners of Union County.


    Click here for photographs of the Springfield Township Municipal Annex Building rain