Skaneateles Gatehouse Rain Garden

Skaneateles Gatehouse Rain Garden


Rain Gardens: One Solution to Stormwater Pollution and Pollinator Protection

  • Thursday, August 15, 2024, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Rain gardens help slow the flow of stormwater, often carrying pollutants, so that it can filter and help to protect water quality, including Skaneateles Lake, the drinking water source for Syracuse and other communities. Join us to learn more about how to install a rain garden on your property, doing your part to create a "sponge" to soak up polluted water in the watershed.

Rain gardens, filled with native perennial plants, are food and home for declining insect populations – including pollinators. Learn more about how rain gardens can also support pollinators presented by Molly Jacobson, Pollinator Ecologist with the SUNY ESF Restoration Science Center.

After these brief presentations, we will walk over to the demonstration garden, which is located just down the street from the library in front of the City of Syracuse Water Department building. There will be a short garden tour and time for questions and answers and discussion.


  • Camille Marcotte, Water and Ecology Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Onondaga County
  • Molly Jacobson, Pollinator Ecologist, SUNY ESF Restoration Science Center


Questions? Contact Camille Marcotte, Water and Ecology Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension Onondaga County, at or (315) 424-9485 ext.232.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. This program is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County. Support for this event comes from the City of Syracuse.



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Camille Marcotte
Water & Ecology Educator


Skaneateles Library
49 E Genesee St.
Skaneateles, NY 13152

Last updated April 18, 2024