PEP’s demonstration Rain Garden
With the help of the Town of Riverhead and the Town of Riverhead Engineering Department, a demonstration rain garden was installed in downtown Riverhead on the Peconic River Waterfront.
On Earth Day 2016, volunteers came down to the demonstration rain garden to help plant native vegetation and learn about the benefits of using native plants. This garden will collect rainwater and snowmelt, the plants will help filter pollutants and our educational sign will help inform the public about the benefits of rain gardens. Stop down on Heidi Behr Way in Riverhead to visit PEP’s rain garden!
Learn more about how rain gardens reduce pollution to our bays and how to create a rain garden in your yard here!
Peconic Estuary Program Riverhead Rain Garden location.
- Create a Peconic Friendly Yard
Learn how installing rain barrels and rain or native plant gardens can reduce pollution to our bays.
- Interactive Yard
Use this tool to plan your Peconic-friendly yard! This plant database helps you browse Long Island Native Plants to select for your yard.
- Homeowner Rewards Program
Details and instructions on how to apply for the Peconic watershed rebate program for native plantings, rain gardens, and rain barrels.
- Healthy Soils
Maintaining healthy soils will keep your yard productive and reduce pollution to local waterways.
- Water Quality Overview and Threats
Learn how excess nitrogen, pathogens and toxic contaminants all threaten the water quality of the Peconic Estuary, and the sources of these pollutants.