The Village of Roselle was awarded a $1,000 grant sponsored by the Illinois Conservation Foundation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for construction of a sustainable rain garden on the west side of Village Hall. The Roselle Rain Garden was dedicated on August 7, 2010.
The rain garden was designed by Master Gardener and Landscape Designer Lin Drogos, excavated by Northwestern Landscape Contractors, and planted by volunteers from the Roselle Park District Garden Club.
The garden will divert 1,000 square feet of stormwater runoff from the roof of the Village Hall and adjacent lawn runoff into the ground, keeping it out of the sewer system.
Rain gardens are beautiful, low maintenance areas planted with native species; hospitable to native insects, butterflies, and wildlife; and friendly to the environment. Adjacent to the Main Street Civic Plaza, the garden can be enjoyed throughout the spring, summer and fall. Residents are encouraged to visit the rain garden at their leisure.