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Maintenance of Rain Gardens and Wetland Buffers
In the Weeds: A Guide for Maintaining Vegetation in Stormwater Treatment Systems in Rhode Island
  • An illustrated guide of weedy and invasive plants known to invade and compromise the function of vegetated stormwater systems such as rain gardens, bioretention, bioswales, and tree filters. Designed to help maintenance staff and supervisors identify problem plants in the field.
Rain Garden Factsheets, Maintenance Checklists, and Maintenance Guidance
  • A detailed rain garden maintenance factsheet, and editable checklist and guidance templates intended for use by municipalities, designers, and others to customize for their own projects.
Example Rain Garden Management Plan
  • A maintenance plan developed by the City of Pawtucket and designer Tim Gerrish, Gardner&Gerrish Landscape Architects LLC, with assistance from URI Cooperative Extension, for a series of rain gardens that will receive runoff from a new spray park in the City of Pawtucket.
Example Wetland Buffer Management Plan
  • A maintenance plan developed by the City of Pawtucket and designer Kyle Alfred of Fuss & O’Neill, with assistance from URI Cooperative Extension, for a vegetated buffer to discourage waterfowl access to Slater Pond.
Rain Garden / GI Sign Templates
  • Permanent signs accompanying vegetated stormwater systems can educate the public and assist landscape maintenance workers.