Bird-Friendly Communities

Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels

Capture rain water and use it to your benefit

Rain gardens are landscaped areas designed to absorb, slow, and filter rain water flowing on your yard. Landscaped with native plants, rain gardens provided habitat for wildlife. Read more about the benefits of a rain garden and how to construct one in your yard.

Rain barrels are connected to a downspout so they capture rainwater that hits your roof. This way rain water is stored for use in watering your garden rather than letting it go to waste down the storm drainage system. You save water, save money, and add a practical feature to your yard. Read more about how to build a rain barrel.

Thank you to Audubon Arkansas's partner Beaver Water District for developing the two guides attached to this page.

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