Rain gardens could help curb stormwater runoff in New Jersey county

01/17/2012 | Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.)

Rain gardens and other types of "green infrastructure" are seen as tools to manage stormwater runoff and reduce water pollution in Monmouth County, N.J. One official hopes for 1,000 rain gardens in the area by 2015. "We're trying to imitate Mother Nature's fields and forests by planting a diversity of good-looking trees, shrubs, ornamentals that look like a garden but also function environmentally quite well," said William J. Sciarappa of the local Rutgers University Cooperative Extension.

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Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.)

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