Mendham Township Elementary School Demonstration Rain Garden

18 West Main Street
NJ 07926

Mendham Township Elementary School Demonstration Rain Garden

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The Mendham Township Elementary School rain garden was installed to serve as a demonstration rain garden 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 runoff from a portion the Mendham Township Elementary School parking lot and driveway.


Raritan Highlands Compact members were present for the installation of the rain garden in Fall 2007. Funding and in-kind resources for this project were provided by Pfizer, the Leavens Foundation, New Jersey Corporate Wetland Resoration Partnership, Morris County Utilities Authority, and the Garden Club of Somerset Hills. Several shallow trenches were installed to convey water from the parking lot into the rain garden.

Plant List:

Big Bluestem
Blue Lobelia
Cinnamon Fern
Inkberry Holly


The rain garden is maintained by the Raritan Highlands Compact.


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