Daria Wicks shared ways to rescue the rain on May 2 by creating a beautiful, beneficial garden that purifies toxic runoff. She discussed the benefits of a rain garden, as well as a few fundamental build instructions.

A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rainwater from a roof, driveway, or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost-effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, songbirds, and other wildlife.

Daria Wicks is a recently retired pharmaceutical researcher whose career focus has been on well-being, both our personal well-being and the well-being of our environment. During the last year to 18 months, she has worked to identify cost-efficient ways to improve our immediate surroundings and contribute to the well-being of our waterways. Through this work, she became interested in rain gardens as a way to enhance our surroundings and contribute to the improvement of our waterways.