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RainSmart: 1,000 Rain Gardens for the Rouge

Restoring your river, one yard at a time.

Flooded basements, flooded streets, and dirty creeks share a common cause, and that’s too much dirty water runoff during big storms. Time do your part—time to get RainSmart!

6,000
Rain Barrels
for the Rouge!

1,000
Rain Gardens
for the Rouge!

With over 1.35 million people living in the lands that drain to the Rouge, 1,000 rain gardens and 6,000 rain barrels are big but doable short-term goals for Rouge River restoration. Get started by taking the RainSmart Challenge!

Are you RainSmart?

Take the RainSmart challenge and win prizes!

Take the RainSmart Challenge!

RainSmart Resources

RainSmart Video Library

Restoring your river, one yard at a time.

Flooded basements, flooded streets, and dirty creeks share a common cause, and that’s too much dirty water runoff during big storms. Time do your part—time to get RainSmart!


This project has been funded in part through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Nonpoint Source Program by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The contents of the document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the EPA or the DEQ, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.