To participate in Rain Check, Philadelphia residents must first attend an educational workshop.
*Residents living outside Philadelphia are not eligible for Rain Check*
Workshops are one hour long plus time for questions. Punctuality is strictly enforced. If you come late to a workshop, you will be asked to attend another one.
If you are unable to attend any of the workshops posted below, please check this page again soon. New workshop dates are added on a regular basis. All the information collected below will be used to make sure the workshops are designed to properly meet the needs of our attendees.
Need help completing this form? Interested in attending a workshop with translation, sign language, or other interpretive services? Contact us at (215)988-8767 or RainCheck@pennhort.org.
Rain gardens are shallow, planted depressions that absorb water from your roof, allowing it to drain directly into the soil.
Typically, a downspout from your home is disconnected from the sewer system and diverted into the rain garden, which can prevent hundreds of gallons per year from entering the City’s sewer system. Rain gardens are one of the most cost effective ways to manage stormwater runoff and can be a beautiful addition to your existing landscape design.
Permeable pavers are specially designed pavers, stones or bricks that allow water to soak into the ground below.
Removing impervious surfaces like concrete or asphalt and replacing it with permeable pavers reduces stormwater runoff and can make a big visual improvement to your home. With a variety of follow-up treatments available, we can help renovate your patio or driveway and manage stormwater at the same time!
Removing impervious surfaces like concrete or asphalt allows stormwater to soak back into the ground as nature intended.
De-paving will prevent stormwater from running off your property and into the City’s sewer system. We recommend follow-up treatments such as stone, mulch, grass or other landscaping.
Downspout planters are decorative landscaped planters specially designed to absorb and filter stormwater before it enters the sewer system.
The downspout planters are filled with a base layer of gravel to allow for drainage, a stormwater-friendly soil mix, and native perennial vegetation that comes back every spring.
A rain barrel is a storage container connected to a downspout that captures stormwater runoff from the roof.
You can use the stored water for your plants or outdoor cleaning. Reduce your water consumption and manage stormwater runoff at the same time!
Providing the following information is optional.