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Rain Garden workshop
June 26 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Note: Participants are strongly encouraged to wear face masks during this event. The event will be held outdoors and adhere to our COVID-19 social distancing policy.
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 Parkville.
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! A maximum of 15 people, including the homeowner and our staff, will be allowed to participate in this event. We are allowing minors (ages 8 – 17) to attend our events as long as there is one parent/legal guardian per two children.
Location: Private residence, 51 Roger Valley Court, Parkville, MD 21234
What to expect: Dress for yard work (hat, long pants, sneakers/boots) and bring a water bottle labeled with your name.
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, Loch Raven East, Loch Raven South, Lower Gunpowder Falls, Middle River, and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds. Additional funding provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability; and Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.