Soak Up the Rain
Be Part of the Solution
Join your neighbors around New England who are taking action to soak up the rain. They're planting trees, rain gardens and green roofs; disconnecting and redirecting their downspouts; using rain barrels and drywells; and replacing their driveways and parking lots with permeable pavement. They're helping to soak up the rain and reduce the polluted runoff that flows to our streams, lakes, rivers and coastlines.
You can help soak up the rain.
A Call to Action
In collaboration with state agencies, universities, watershed groups, and other organizations, EPA New England has launched Soak up the Rain as a call to action to citizens, businesses, and communities. It's a call to all of us who care about clean water, who want to reduce flooding, who want to create healthier and more beautiful communities.
- Take action to help soak up the rain in your yard, at your place of business, in your community.
- Share photos and stories of what you have done.
Working together we can protect New England waters and leave a lasting legacy of clean, safe and plentiful water for future generations. We're counting on you.