Haddonfield Memorial High School Demonstration Rain Garden

401 Kings Highway E
NJ 08033

Haddonfield Memorial High School Demonstration Rain Garden

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Two Rain Gardens at this location! One can be found in front of school on Kings Hwy East and the other is on the side on Sylvan Lake Ave.


The Haddonfield High School rain gardens were installed to beautify the site and to intercept, treat, and infiltrate stormwater runoff from the surrounding sidewalks.

These rain gardens are part of the Cooper River Watershed. The Cooper River watershed is characterized by extensive residential and commercial development and as a result its streams are severely impacted by increased stormwater runoff. To address the water quality issues associated with increased stormwater runoff, demonstration projects like these rain gardens are essential

Type of Runoff Managed:

These rain gardens manage stormwater runoff coming from surrounding sidewalks.


The rain gardens were installed in June 2011 by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program staff and undergraduate student interns, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Camden County, Camden County Soil Conservation District, and the Haddonfield Memorial High School's Environmental Science class. Staff from the Department of Buildings and Grounds of the Haddonfield Board of Education assisted with the labor of the rain gardens by excavating, hauling away a portion of the native soil, and adding mulch. The storm drains in the center of the rain garden on Kings Highway East will act as an overflow during rain events greater 1.25 inches. The native plants that were installed in these rain garden were purchased from Popes' Gardens.

Approval to install the rain gardens was granted by the Haddonfield High School's Principal and the Department of Buildings and Grounds of the Haddonfield Board of Education. These rain gardens were funded by a 319(h) grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

Plant List:

Kings Highway East Rain Garden Plants:

Bee Balm
Black-eyed Susan
Blazing Star
Blue False Indigo
Blue Lobelia
Purple Coneflower
Red Chokeberry
Swamp Milkweed
Sweet Pepperbush

Sylvan Avenue Rain Garden Plants:

Black-eyed Susan
Purple Coneflower
Red Chokeberry
Sweet Pepperbush


These rain gardens are maintained by the Department of Buildings and Grounds of the Haddonfield Board of Education, and the students of Haddonfield Memorial High School.


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