Rain gardens not only add a lovely display of native and adapted plants to the landscaping of any space, but they remove standing rainwater by allowing stormwater to soak into the ground, thereby decreasing flooding and erosion in the surrounding areas. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District is offering a FREE class about how to build your own rain garden. The class isn’t until April 17, but register now before seats are filled!
Learn how to build your own rain garden! We’ll explore the critical role rain gardens can play in urban stream restoration, and how they add beautiful landscaping to your yard at the same time.
You will learn how to assess your site to determine the best location and size, calculate impervious surfaces, determine soil suitability, choose appropriate plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden. You will also receive a comprehensive manual that guides you through all the steps in constructing your rain garden. Where possible, workshop includes a short tour of a nearby rain garden.

Date: Sun, Apr. 17

Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Troutdale Community Police Facility

 Address: 234 SW Kendall Ct, Troutdale, 97060

Register for the class now! Seats are still available and you can easily register here

SRC: Find more events with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District:  emswcd.org/workshops-and-events/upcoming-workshops/all-events/rain-gardens-101-33/

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