Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station [Water Resources Program]

Rain Gardens

New Jersey Demonstration Rain Gardens ~
Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church


    Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church
    780 Salem Avenue, Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey 07208

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


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    Site Contact(s):
    Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church


    The Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church 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, and Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church.

    Type of Runoff Managed:

    This rain garden manages stormwater runoff from the Third West-Minster
    Presbyterian Church parking lot.


    Students and Future City, Inc. staff were present for the installation of the rain
    garden in June 2008. Community members and local businesses provided equiptment
    and materials, donated their time and expertise. The installationof 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 Third-Westminster Presbyterial Church.


    Click here for photographs of the Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church rain garden.