Residential Rain Gardens

Rain gardens are an attractive, low-maintenance way to reduce individual impacts on water quality while attracting birds and butterflies. These bowl-shaped flower beds capture and soak in roof runoff, reducing the amount of polluted runoff draining to local waterways. Scroll down to see pictures of rain gardens we’ve helped homeowners install.

Hollydale Elementary Rain Gardens

In 2008, Jamie Stamberger of Stamberger Outreach Worked with the City of Gresham Watershed Division, school district maintenance department, the principal, and school staff to gain approval and plan a rain garden and rain water harvesting demonstration project at Hollydale Elementary School. The projects would serve as public demonstration gardens and would be featured inContinue reading “Hollydale Elementary Rain Gardens”

Demonstration Rain Gardens

From 2006 to 2012, Jamie Stamberger helped the City of Gresham Watershed Division encourage rain gardens by building demonstration projects in highly visible places.  She worked with property owners, volunteers and construction professionals to install attractive public amenities that met the needs of all parties involved. Scroll down for demonstration project examples. Covenant Presbyterian ChurchContinue reading “Demonstration Rain Gardens”

West Gresham Elementary Rain Garden

Jamie Stamberger worked with City of Gresham staff, school teachers, principal and maintenance staff, the Parent Teacher Coalition, AmeriCorps volunteers, OSU 4-H, and students to install a rain garden in front of West Gresham Grade School.   Runoff from the school roof ran down the driveway to a storm drain in the street, causing icyContinue reading “West Gresham Elementary Rain Garden”

Gresham High School Rain Garden

In 2010, Jamie Stamberger worked with City of Gresham staff, high school principal, teachers and maintenance staff, and students to install a demonstration rain garden and improve an unsightly area on the school campus.                   This site on the high school campus along a busy street inContinue reading “Gresham High School Rain Garden”