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Rain gardens capture stormwater runoff before it pollutes our local rivers- while providing beautiful gardenscapes throughout the growing season. You can become a volunteer steward and adopt a public rain garden or you can volunteer with GIVE 365 for a one day workday. Stewards care for the plants, clean out sediment and keep the space looking beautiful with guidance and support from an expert.

This program is a collaborative program between the City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office. View the Public Rain Garden Map to see where the rain gardens are located. Contact Catie Wytychak at or call (734) 222-6813 for more information or to adopt a rain garden. 

If you are a member of a group that wants to adopt a rain garden or organize a volunteer workday, sign up through GIVE365 by emailing Melissa at Group workdays are a fun and educational way to care for a public space, learn how rain gardens work and identify common native plants and weeds. Learn more about rain gardens and the Master Rain Gardener course.

2019 Raingarden Workdays with GIVE 365

We will be planting and adding to established rain gardens. Let us know if you can help!​​ 

U.A.P Rain Garden Replanting

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m. Gallup Park. 3000 Fuller Rd. Come help us replant the rain garden at the Universal Access Playground! We will be planting native plants such as swamp milkweed, cardinal flower, and golden Alexanders. Come learn how this rain garden captures storm water running off the playground and helps to clean up pollutants before they enter the Huron River. All supplies and instruction provided. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. RSVP at or 734.794.6445 if you or your group would like to volunteer!

Love a Park Buhr P​ark Rain Garden Workday

Sunday, September 29 from 1-3pm | Meet at the entrance to the ice arena, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

We will pull weeds like Yellow Sweet Clover, Ragweed and Canada Thistle. We will also collect and scatter native seeds from the Children's Wet Meadows to the other gardens.  Bring a water bottle and dress for the weather. We​ will provide tools, gloves, water and expertise. 

1519 Fuller Road