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Rain Garden

Rain Garden Application - $2,000 for the right yard

Elizabeth River Project will fund up to 50% of the cost (up to $2,000) of your rain garden project.

Special opportunity currently available for River Star Homes in Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and the Eastern Branch area of Virginia Beach.

Are you a River Star Home? Join Now!

Rain Garden Benefits

  • Help prevent standing water after storms. Rain gardens make use of native plants and soil to naturally absorb rain back into groundwater systems.
  • Rain gardens will help reduce the amount of mosquitoes in your yard by reducing the amount of standing water.
  • Improve health of the Elizabeth River. A rain garden will help reduce polluted run-off to the river by naturally capturing and filtering the rain.
  • Use native plants to attract wildlife like butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard!

Our experts will meet with you to determine if your site is suitable for a rain garden project. Project design cost is $100, which is then applied to your total cost share when project is completed.


Please fill out the application form to get your rain garden started!

This Project received Funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Chesapeake Bay Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grant, City of Norfolk, City of Chesapeake, & City of Virginia Beach

We are so glad for your interest...

...and so delighted that our projects are becoming so popular!

Right now we are in full swing with spring and summer projects. Please complete your application now to get in the queue. Based on current demand, you can expect us to contact you within four to five weeks of receiving your application to get you started with your exciting project.

Questions? Email Barbara Gavin at bgavin@elizabethriver.org

 Message updated 3/31/21


Rain Garden Application

For more information, call (757) 399-7487.