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Let's Get Dirty: Build a Rain Garden Workshop
Sat, 28 May 2016, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Let's Get Dirty: Build a Rain Garden Workshop!
Get your hands dirty and help plant a rain garden this spring. Work with expert landscapers and staff - learn about rain gardens, how they work, and how they help keep local waterways clean. Also, learn how you can build your own rain garden for your home!
See information displays from Windfall Ecology Centre, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Town of Newmarket and York Region, and learn about their local stormwater and environmental initiatives.
When: Saturday May 28th from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Where: Lemar Road, Newmarket (you will receive exact address when registered)
- Urban runoff basics
- Rain garden design basics
- Native plants and materials
- Costs and funding opportunities
- How to plant and maintain a rain garden
Coffee, snacks, lunch and refreshments are provided. Please note there are no bathrooms on-site.
What is a rain garden? Rain gardens are beautiful landscape features that collect rain water from downspouts and allow water to slowly soak into the ground, replenishing groundwater sources. Rain gardens also help keep lakes and streams clean by filtering runoff. Rain water in urban areas rushes across paved surfaces, picking up pollutants like pet waste, fertilizers, oils and fuels as it flows directly into nearby waterways via storm sewers. Rain gardens help to soak up stormwater before it becomes a problem.
For more information on this workshop, please contact:
(905) 727-0491 x167
Another project by:
Windfall Ecology Centre
In partnership with:
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Town of Newmarket