City of Mentor Residential Rain Garden Initiative 

Rain gardens are shallow, landscaped depressions that contain perennial native plants that don’t mind “getting their feet wet.” These gardens help stormwater soak into the ground and drain within 12 hours or 24 hours at most after heavy rain events. They catch and absorb stormwater before it enters storm drainage systems and local waterways, which helps prevent flooding and pollution in our communities.

This summer, Chagrin River Watershed Partners, with the City of Mentor and Lake Soil and Water Conservation District, installed three rain gardens in the City of Mentor. Two of the rain gardens were installed in front yards (Seminole Trail and Sharonlee Drive) and a third was installed along the public right of way at Dawson Boulevard. Learn more here.