Biddle Building Rain Garden

– Fall 2011 - A rain garden is a simple form of green infrastructure that directs rainwater from the roof of the building into an area planted with native plants. Designed to absorb excess stormwater, rain gardens are a beautiful, simple, and cost effective way to reduce the negative effects of runoff into the area’s Nine Mile Run. On September 24, 2011, area volunteers added a rain garden to the front of the Biddle Building on S. Braddock Avenue in Regent Square. The project was a joint effort of the Regent Square Civic Association, Nine Mile Run Watershed Association and the Frick Park Clay Court Tennis Club. The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Three Rivers Wet Weather, and the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works provided additional support for the project. To help in keeping the garden flourishing, contact

Here is a link to the Post Gazette Article.