WHAT: Seminar to promote the environmental benefits represented by rain gardens. Homeowners will learn how to properly site, design, construct and maintain do-it-yourself rain gardens.
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. – noon. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon
WHO: Hosted by the Town of Herndon’s Department of
Public Works and MarymountUniversity, respectively, in cooperation with
the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the Northern Virginia Soil
and Water Conservation District, the Community Appearance Alliance of
Northern Virginia, and ArtSpace Herndon.
WHY: Stormwater runoff is the number one water
quality problem throughout Northern Virginia, carrying pollutants to
local streams, larger bodies of water and ultimately theChesapeake Bay.
Rain gardens allow stormwater to infiltrate into the ground, slowing
its flow and preventing pollutants from reaching local waterways. Due
to their ability to retain and filter water, rain gardens also aid
homeowners in solving drainage or standing water problems.
COST: The seminar is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Registration is requested. To
reserve a seat for the seminar, contact Laura Grape, Senior
Environmental Planner with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-642-4625
For more information, visit www.novaregion.org/raingardens