Chester Library Demonstration Rain Garden

250 West Main Street
NJ 07930

Chester Library Demonstration Rain Garden

Water FeatureEnvironmental EducationEco Landscaping


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The Chester Library rain garden was installed to serve as a demonstration raingarden to educate homeowners, business owners and government facilities on how rain gardens can minimize impacts to nearby waterways.

Type of Runoff Managed:

This rain garden manages stormwater from the Chester Library's rooftop via a downspout.


Approximately ten Raritan Highlands Compact members were present for the installation of the rain garden in Fall 2007. Funding and in-kind resources for this project was provided by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, Pfizer, the Leavens Foundation, New Jersey Corporate Wetland Resoration Partnership, Morris County Utilities Authority, and the Garden Club of Somerset Hills.

Plant List:

Big Bluestem
Cinnamon Fern
Red Osier Dogwood
Virginia Sweetspire


The rain garden is maintained by the Raritan Highlands Compact.


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