Clean Rivers and Lakes for All

The Rain Catchers Collective invites you to become a part of the clean water solution by adopting proven practices that capture, clean, and reuse rainwater runoff:

  • Plant natives to help absorb and filter water. The Rain Catchers Collective can help you find native plants. Native plants are easier to maintain, and they add color and beauty to your yard while supporting butterflies, bees, birds, and other wildlife.
  • If you have a yard, consider a rain garden! We teach classes and conduct site assessments.
  • Buy a rain barrel to collect and use rain to water your plants—those you do not eat— while reducing excess water on your property.

Rainwater runoff can carry harmful pollutants that make their way into our lakes, rivers and streams, making them unhealthy for humans and aquatic life. With your help, we’ll be taking a huge step towards safe and clean bodies of water for all.


Check out our Take Action- Landscaping page for information about native plants, rain gardens, rain barrels, and trees.

If you live in Washtenaw County, check out their Rain Garden program.

Check out some of our blogs: “Invasive, non-native, or naturalized?“, “Shout out to four favorite native flowers

About the Rain Catchers Collective

map of southeast michiganThe Rain Catchers Collective, a new collaboration between the Clinton River Watershed Council, Friends of the Rouge, and the Huron River Watershed Council, encourages southeast Michigan residents and communities to protect the quality of the region’s lakes and rivers through proven rain collection practices, such as installing rain gardens and rain barrels. The Rain Catchers Collective will provide information, products, and services to help residents capture rainwater on their property. The Rain Catchers Collective was founded to meet a growing demand for these sustainable practices.

Ready to dig in?

I am ready to learn more but not ready to do much on my property yet.

We recommend signing up to get our free emails. You’ll be notified of classes, plant and tree sales, volunteer opportunities, and what projects are happening in our area to check out.

Then, hop on over to our Landscaping page.

I own or manage property in the Huron River Watershed and am ready to catch the rain!

Whether you are ready and don’t know where to start, or know what you want to do, we want to hear from you. We will let you know about rain garden classes, hook you up with a site assessment, and let you know where you can find plants, trees, and other resources. Fill out the form below to get started.


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