Rain Gardens are useful structures that provide numerous benefits related to water resources and pollution prevention. These can be installed in homes, businesses, or community areas. These workshops take people through a step-by-step process on how to install a rain garden at the place of interest. Payoffs can include reduced runoff pollution, improved water quality, water conservation, and habitat creation.
Helps to give interested citizens and organizations the knowledge to successfully install a rain garden. Teaching proper techniques can reduce pollution runoff and allow for natural filtration of the water through the plants and soil.
Takes time and effort to properly organize the workshops. Time invested may or may not pay off in citizen implementation.
Example 1: Ohio
Description: Rain Garden manual giving overview of rain gardens, installation, plants to use, sizing, and maintenance.
Example 2: Wisconsin
Description: Rain Garden manual providing information covering rain gardens and methods to installation.
Example 3: New Jersey
Description: This is a detailed website that provides a wide arrange of information including rain garden overviews, training programs, installation techniques, and past rain garden examples.
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