Applications are now open for the Rain Garden 500 grants program in the Adelaide region. Local governments, community groups, schools or a group of motivated individuals will be able to apply for funding to build a bioretention rain garden in the Adelaide region. The project will run for 3 years with the first call for projects closing on 31 July 2015. Expressions of interest are encouraged for subsequent years of the program.
The purpose of the rain gardens is to improve stormwater quality. (To read more about the benefits of rain gardens, please read the Biofiltration guidelines). The project aims to help build an understanding in the community on how actions on land can impact on urban waterways, creeks and the coast. Visit the EPA website Rain Garden 500 | EPA for further information.
Rain Garden 500 is part of the SA EPA Catchments to Coast project, funded by the Australian Government National Landcare Program.