PA DEP Growing Greener Grant

Do you live in the 7th Ward of Haverford Township? If so, you may be eligible for a FREE professionally designed and installed rain garden, funded by a Growing Greener Grant from the PA Department of Environmental Protection. The map below outlines potential project target areas (click to enlarge). Please email auroradcva@gmail.com to confirm your eligibility. 


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Free Rain Garden!

 Beautify your Home, Support Research

to Stop Flooding

Enhance your property, protect our streams and prevent flooding with a FREE rain garden installation. Put our experience building hundreds of rain gardens at homes, businesses and parks to work for you and support your community. If enough neighbors participate and a garden is feasible, our team will assess design and build you a rain garden worth thousands of dollars to beautify your property.

Rain Gardens reduce flooding and storm water pollution, improving water quality in our streams and rivers for aquatic life & recreation.

What is a Rain Garden?

Beautiful landscaped areas built down, instead of up, intercepting runoff from homes, driveways and other impervious surfaces before it reaches storm sewers and streams. Typically 6-12 inches deep. Drain <1-2 days after a rain. Water and drought tolerant plants need little or no watering once established. More detailed information can be found on our Rain Garden page.

Help Us Reach Your Neighbors Most of this neighborhood must join in to get enough data on rain gardens benefits. Please help us educate your neighbors – see target area at the above web site or email us to help.  Offer is ONLY FOR TARGET AREA

Who Are We?  With the assistance of Haverford Township and the Hav-a-Rain Garden program, this Darby Creek Valley Association project funded by a PA Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener Grant will research the beneficial effects of rain gardens to mitigate flooding and pollution from stormwater runoff.




Darby Creek Valley Association P.O. Box 732 Drexel Hill, PA 19026   |   Phone: 484.222.2502
Jaclyn Rhoads, President – president@dcva.org

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