RainScaping Campaign

An Environmental Partnership for Stormwater Runoff Solutions for Anne Arundel County

Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens

…vegetated depressions absorb and filter runoff

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Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels

…capture rain water for reuse

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Permeable Pavers & Pavement

Permeable Pavers & Pavement

…reduce runoff

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Native Plants & Calculators

Native Plants & Calculators

…for planning your rainscaping projects

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Beautiful Solutions to Water Pollution!

Homeowners and communities throughout Anne Arundel County are taking action to reduce polluted runoff and prevent it from reaching our waterways. RainScaping practices improve water quality, restore habitat, and add beauty to the landscape. Additional significant benefits are increased property values and a reduction in a community's carbon footprint. 


Chesapeake Bay Action Plan
After decades of effort, the voluntary, collaborative approach to restoring the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay—the largest estuary in the United States—has not worked and, in fact, is failing. A diverse group of 57 senior scientists and policymakers have joined forces to save the Bay. Learn about their plan at – www.bayactionplan.com.


Saving the Last, Best Place in Annapolis
Crystal Spring Farm is the last extensive undisturbed forest in the entire city of Annapolis. Developers are planning to destroy this forest to develop a massive, mixed-use development three times the size of Annapolis Parole Towne Centre. Learn more at – www.savecrystalspring.org.


See RainScaping in Action at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and at Quiet Waters Park!


Download the latest RainScaping Brochure!







Try out Anne Arundel County's updated
GIS Mapping Application, made available for public use by the County’s Watershed Ecosystem Restoration Services (WERS)
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What was only once imagined is now possible! When planning your rainscaping projects, you can graphically map a site and it’s features, and draw and measure pinpointed runoff areas and potential rain garden and tree planting installations.  And you can graphically mark your completed restoration projects, add descriptions and photos to the GIS Mapping Application here.