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Rain gardens to protect drinking water

The town of Charlestown and Save The Bay are building six demonstration rain gardens at town-owned facilities, including the Kimball Pavilion at Ninigret Park and the pavilion at Charlestown Town Beach.

Rain gardens hold stormwater so it can gradually seep into the ground. In addition to recharging groundwater, rain gardens remove pollutants and reduce flooding. They are typically shallow gardens that are planted with perennials and native shrubs, providing habitat for birds and beneficial insects.

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