Rain Garden Workshop 9/19
- Subject: [cg] Rain Garden Workshop 9/19
- From: Elizabeth Storey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 12:35:21 -0500
PUTTING DOWN ROOTS: RAIN GARDENS IN RESIDENTIAL SETTINGS
Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
East Side Neighborhood Development Corporation, 925 Payne Avenue,
Suite 201, St. Paul
Join Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) for this two-part rain
garden workshop featuring Landscape Restoration Ecologist Gregg
Thompson of the Association of Metropolitan Soil and Water
Conservation Districts. Mr. Thompson is experienced in the areas of
landscape ecology, horticulture and native landscape design. He is
involved in native plant community restoration, native re-vegetation,
stormwater treatment practices using native vegetation and
bio-stabilization on shorelands and streambanks.
Many people do not realize that rain carries pollutants from our
yards, streets, sidewalks and parking lots to the nearest storm
drain, which leads directly to local lakes, streams and ultimately
the Mississippi River. Rain gardens are designed with a center
depression to help rainwater seep into the soil. This infiltration
helps recharge groundwater supply and protects water quality by
reducing polluted runoff in the urban landscape. Rain gardens can
also feature hardy native plant species that thrive without
fertilizers and pesticides.
This program will describe what a rainwater garden is, how to build
one and why they can be important for our lakes, rivers and wetlands.
The workshop will feature a "how to" approach, giving participants
information about where a rainwater garden should be placed, soil
preparation, plant selection and other nuances of rainwater garden
The workshop is free of charge and pre-registration is required.
Contact Elizabeth at Friends of the Mississippi River, 651-222-2193
x16 or email@example.com.
Funding for this workshop is provided by the City of Saint Paul
Department of Public Works Water Quality Education Project and the
Association of Metropolitan Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Friends of the Mississippi River is a leading citizen organization
working to protect and enhance the Mississippi River and its
watershed in the Twin Cities area. FMR strives to create positive
changes that improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife,
create educational and recreational opportunities, and inspire
widespread commitment to this natural wonder that flows through our
River Stewardship Coordinator
Friends of the Mississippi River
360 North Robert Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651/ 222-2193 ext. 16
Fax: 651/ 222-6005
For the latest updates on FMR events and programs, visit us on the
web at http://www.fmr.org
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