The Charles County Government and University of Maryland Extension
are pleased to offer a workshop on the practical uses for rain barrels
and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways
and Chesapeake Bay.
This report summarizes the findings of a household survey conducted by the University of Maryland (UMD) regarding the adoption of stormwater best management practices (BMPs), including rain gardens, rain barrels, low fertilizer lawn care, and conservation landscaping.
A rain garden is a planted depression in the landscape that collects and allows rainwater runoff from hard surfaces to be absorbed. Rain gardens are planted with native plants, and include a soil media and mulch.