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Fall is rain garden planting season!
The Compact is working with over 50 schools in Nashville to build rain gardens and over 50 home owners. These rain gardens will help reduce downstream flooding and improve water quality in Nashville's small streams.

Join the movement - plant a rain garden in your yard, at your church or business and at your neighborhood school. All Nashville residents are invited to participate. The Compact assists with education and can help defray the expense of planting a rain garden. Many volunteers are needed - please contact Mekayle Houghton if your interested in volunteering or planting a rain garden at


Rain Gardens for Nashville was created through a water quality partnership between the Nashville District of the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County's Department of Water and Sewage Services. The Cumberland River Compact assisted in the development of the Rain Garden Guide and is hosting this website.