Homeowners interested in making their yards eco-friendly can benefit from a new program, RainReady Wilmette
, being offered by the Village. RainReady Wilmette aims to reduce the amount of rain that enters the Village’s sewers, improve yard drainage at homes, and benefit the environment by using less resources like water and energy. Each participating homeowner will receive a free assessment of their yard, a customized landscape design, and a grant of up to 50 percent of the cost of sustainable landscaping.
Homeowners can apply for the program online or pick up a paper application from Village Hall. The deadline to apply is March 31. While only 25 grants are available, applicants who aren’t selected this year will be put on a waiting list for the future.
A comprehensive list of answers to frequently asked questions about the RainReady program is also available at wilmette.com/green-initiatives/rainready/.