Backyard Series: Rain Gardens and DIY Rain Barrel - Licking Park District

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Backyard Series: Rain Gardens and DIY Rain Barrel

August 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rain Barrels: $50

Why plant rain gardens? The news has recently been saturated (pun intended) with water-related headlines about elevated nitrate levels and localized flooding from heavy rainfall and stormwater runoff.  Toxic algae continues to be a problem at Buckeye Lake and around Ohio.  Rain gardens allow rain water to slowly soak into the ground and reduce the amount of polluted stormwater flowing into nearby streams.

What is a rain barrel? Rain barrels collect and store rain water from rooftops, thereby reducing runoff and flooding during storms. Use rain barrel water to irrigate landscaping and gardens while saving money on water bills..

At the workshop, view a well-established rain garden; then learn how to design and install a rain garden on your property.  Next, build your own rain barrel so you can start harvesting rain water from your roof.

Registration fee of $50 will be collected at workshop for the cost of the rain barrel.  We can only accept cash or check for payment on site. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Details

Date:
August 13
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Organizer

Licking County Soil and Water Conservation District
Website:
www.lickingswcd.com

Venue

Infirmary Mound Park- James Bradley Center
4309 Lancaster Road
Granville, OH 43023 United States
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