Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District
Fairgrounds Rain Garden

Rain Garden Complete at Coshocton County Fairgrounds

Coshocton SWCD is proud to announce the completed installation of a new rain garden at the Coshocton County Fairgrounds.   SWCD Staff proposed to the Sr. Fair Board the idea of installing a rain garden outside the Agriculture Hall at the northeast corner for education purposes.   

A rain garden is a shallow drainage area planted with native perennial plants.   The middle part of the garden holds several inches of water in order to collect and filter storm water runoff, increase infiltration allowing rain water and snowmelt to seep naturally into the ground, reduce the amount of pollution that reaches our streams through stormwater runoff, and provide habitat for birds and butterflies.

Residential rain gardens typically have a downspout draining directly into the garden, however with the Ag Hall building having no downspouts, gravel was put in place where water comes directly off the roof.  

Attendees at the Hot Air Balloon Festival on June 7-9 were among the first to see the completed garden.   It is also in an area highly visible during Saturday morning Farmers Markets.   Next time you’re at the fairgrounds, stop over to see the completed project. 

The Coshocton County Fairgrounds Rain Garden is a project of the Coshocton Soil and Water Conservation District with assistance from Coshocton County Sr. Fair Board and Fairgrounds Maintenance Staff.   Funds from affiliate memberships were used for the project.





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