Action for the River Kennet

Rain Gardens for Rivers

Creating Rain Gardens in schools to teach children about nature and conservation. Rain Gardens are innovative, fun but have the power to clean and slow storm water which flows to our rivers. The playground becomes a green space filled with birds, butterflies and bees while making our rivers cleaner

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120725)

Check mark Match funded

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The gardens are trying to reduce urban diffuse pollution and make rivers cleaner. In an ever-urbanising world it is vital that we create places for sudden downpours of rain to slowly permeate into the ground rather than rushing onto our rivers, taking with them nasty pollutants on the way.


By capturing rain water from school buildings and playgrounds then slowing, filtering the rain before it reaches our rivers. The design and structure will help to educate a new generation of children with an understanding of sustainable drainage solutions.