Learn the basics of Rain Gardens, see functioning examples, and learn about a program available in the Elks Run Watershed that will help residents install their own!
Interested in rain gardens, but can’t make it to the workshop? Let us know, and we’ll send you some information! Call Suzy Lucas at 304-263-4376 ext. 2
WORKSHOP LOCATION: SNYDER ENVIRONMENTAL
270 Industrial Blvd. Kearneysville, WV 25430
November 1, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am
What is a rain garden?
A rain garden is designed and planted to capture rainwater so it can penetrate deep into the soil to help protect and restore water quality. This helps to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that would otherwise take pollutants from the air, our yards, and the streets and carry them into our lakes, rivers, and wetlands. A rain garden is a great way for homeowners or business owners to reduce the amount of runoff flowing from our properties. By capturing this polluted water and allowing it to slowly soak into the ground, we can mimic natural systems that have historically purified our waters through a process of filtering underground. Rain gardens are also a way to beautify your property. Using perennial plants that require little maintenance and can thrive without fertilizer or pesticides, we enhance the value and attractiveness of our neighborhood and community.