You can help protect Lake Michigan by planting a rain garden. They are a natural way of reducing man-made problems like sewer overflows and polluted storm water runoff. Rain gardens make neighborhoods more beautiful and they attract birds, butterflies and wildlife. The Lake Michigan Rain Gardens Initiative, quite simply, is all about getting more rain gardens planted in MMSD’s service area. Interested homeowners need only fill out and submit the short application form posted on MMSD’s web site. After the application has been approved, awardees then send in their plant orders and matching grant directly to the Graham-Martin Foundation. The list of more than 50 plant species for sale, delivery information, and other information about the initiative is available on MMSD’s web site.