Homeowners and communities throughout Anne Arundel County are taking action to reduce polluted runoff and prevent it from reaching our waterways. RainScaping techniques include a number of innovative approaches that protect our waterways. These techniques range from simple measures that include reducing fertilizer and pesticide use, practicing better management of pet waste and trash, installing rain gardens and rain barrels, planting native trees and shrubs, and replacing hard surfaces with permeable surfaces. By using these techniques and planting native plants that don't require fertilizers and pesticides, we will improve water quality in our streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay, while creating habitats full of beauty and life where local birds and butterflies will thrive!
To clean up our waterways, a RainScaping Campaign is being implemented by 38 (and growing) partners in Anne Arundel County. The campaign slogan—RainScaping…Beautiful Solutions to Water Pollution—speaks to the partners' goal: Improve the health of Anne Arundel County tributaries and the Chesapeake Bay by promoting beautiful landscaping techniques that reduce stormwater runoff.
Check RainScaping.org often for user-friendly information on RainScaping techniques, and for a schedule of tours of RainScapes and special programs. And, please share photos and videos of your RainScaping projects.