Protecting & Restoring Long Island's Peconic Bays

PEP’s Demonstration Rain Garden

Stop down on Heidi Behr Way in Riverhead to visit PEP's rain garden!

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.

Peconic Estuary Program Riverhead Rain Garden location.

Peconic Estuary Program Riverhead Rain Garden working to filter the rain water.Volunteers helping to plant the Peconic Estuary Program Riverhead Rain Garden.


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