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Rain Garden workshop
07/25/2020 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rain gardens are a beautiful AND functional solution to stormwater runoff. Learn how to create one.
Join us for a FREE Rain Garden workshop and then get hands-on experience installing a rain garden at a private residence in Middle River
A rain garden is a special, water loving garden that helps soak up rain water from your roof or driveway. It is designed to capture water from a 1” rain storm and slowly infiltrate it back into the ground. By using beautiful, native flowers, grasses and even trees, a rain garden will beautify your yard while reducing stormwater impacts. It also provides habitat for wildlife, beneficial insects, such as ladybugs, and pollinators like butterflies.
No gardening experience necessary! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only accepting adult volunteers (18+ years old). Participants must wear a mask at all times and will be sent the GVC’s COVID-19 guidelines prior to the event. A maximum of 10 people, including the homeowner and our staff, will be allowed to participate in this event.
Location: Private residence, 1106 Susquehanna Ave, Middle River, MD 21220.
What to expect: Dress for yard work (hat, long pants, sneakers/boots, sunscreen, bug spray) and bring a water bottle labeled with your name. Volunteers will receive the GVC’s most current COVID-19 protocol prior to the workshop.
This workshop is part of the Clear Creeks Project. Coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, the Clear Creeks Project is a grant-funded, citizen-based initiative that helps answer a community desire to restore the water quality of the Bird River, Lower Gunpowder Falls, Middle River, and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds. Additional funding provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability; Baltimore Gas and Electric; and Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.