TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee (COT) and the Think About Personal Pollution (TAPP) program are offering Tallahassee residents the chance to participate in a Rain Garden Grant program. It would assist participants with placing a rain garden on their property by reimbursing up to $175 of the cost for plants and mulch.
The deadline to apply for the grant is June 12, 2015.
Organizers describe a rain garden as a landscaped area designed to capture and hold excess rain water for a short period, allowing it to soak into the soil and recharge the groundwater.
Courtney Schoen, the TAPP Coordinator, joined WTXL ABC 27 anchor Abbey Maurer to discuss the benefits of a rain garden, how the grant works, what gave the city the idea to start the grant program and how someone can sign up.
For eligibility requirements, more information about the grant program, or to apply, visit www.TAPPwater.org.