The City’s Volunteer Program and the Stormwater Education and Outreach Program are partnering on a new volunteer opportunity to allow you to adopt a local rain garden.
Volunteers (individuals, families, groups or a local businesses) will be asked to help maintain a rain garden by removing invasives, picking up litter, installing new plants, and mulching edges.
Commitments are two years and volunteers should plan to spend a minimum of 8-10 hours per year on their rain garden.
Volunteers will be recognized with a sign at their rain garden.
Public Works Department staff members will be available to provide orientation and training regarding the maintenance of your rain garden.
Adopt-A-Spot-Rain Garden Beds available for YOU!
If you are interested in adopting a site, please email us so we can include you on our “interested list”. We will send you an email notification when any new, or existing gardens come available for adoption.
Current rain gardens available for adoption:
Providence Pedway #2-Second rain garden on the Providence Pedway and across the street from El Cortez. This is an established bed that needs regular maintenance
Providence Pedway #5- Fifth rain garden on the Providence Pedway across from the Rock Bridge Apartments. This is an established garden that needs regular maintenance.
Providence Pedway #12-This garden is located across the street from the Columbia Area Career Center. This is an established garden that needs regular maintenance.
Providence Pedway #13- This garden is located across from the west entrance to Rock Bridge High School. This is an established garden that needs regular maintenance.
Providence Pedway #14- This garden is located across the street from the Insurance Group Inc. This is an established bed that needs regular maintenance.
For more information, contact Sabrina Lambrecht at 573-874-7499 or sabrina.lambrecht@CoMo.gov.