It’s still winter, but we can still plan for spring!  The Standards Oversight Council (SOC) team for DNR Standard 1009 Rain Garden finished the technical standard in September 2018 and have now completed an update to the 2003 Rain Gardens – A How-to Manual.  
The updated version, now called Rain Gardens: A Guide for Homeowners and Landscapersis available for download in both a beautiful, full-color version and a more simplified, printer-friendly version.  The PDF files for both can be accessed on the DNR website here: