Residents of the greater Philadelphia area can take part in a free online Rain Garden workshop presented by PRC and its partners to learn how building a beautiful addition to their properties can help their entire communities.
The Rain Garden workshop – which showcases rain gardens as a highly effective method of stormwater management – will take place in webinar format on Thursday, February 11, at 6:30 PM.
“Rain gardens reduce flooding and storm water pollution, improving water quality in our streams and rivers for aquatic life and recreational users,” according to Diana Andrejczak, PRC Eastern Program Director. “During the workshop we’ll discuss problems associated with uncontrolled stormwater runoff and how a rain garden can improve water quality in your community.”
Participants will learn how to construct rain gardens on their properties, how to maintain rain gardens and how to incorporate general watershed-friendly landscaping techniques.
The webinar is free but advance registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
“Rain gardens are beautiful landscaped areas built down – instead of up – to intercept runoff from buildings, driveways and other impervious surfaces before it can reach storm sewers and streams,” explains Andrejczak. “Small gardens are typically 6 to12 inches deep and drain within a day or two after rain. Since rain gardens feature water- and drought-tolerant native plants, there is little or no need to water plants after they are established in a rain garden.”