Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Rain Garden Workshop - October 23rd

Beautifying Your Yard for Clean Water - Rain Garden Seminar for Homeowners
Saturday, October 23
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center Room 100 7054 Haycock Road Falls Church, VA 22043

Homeowners will learn how to properly site, design, construct, and maintain a small scale do-it-yourself rain garden!

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, Virginia Tech - Natural Resources Program, Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia.

Rain gardens, also known as bioretention areas, are attractive landscape features that allow rain water and snow melt to infiltrate into the ground. A layer of mulch and plants intercept water running off streets, driveways, and rooftops, slowing its flow and removing pollutants before the water reaches local streams, the Occoquan River and the Potomac River, drinking water supplies for the region.

For more information, visit the Northern Virginia Regional Commission website.

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