Raingardens

Presentation: Raingardens benefit bays, lakes, and streams.

RESCHEDULED!

Join us on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at our office (111 South Street) for this free and informative presentation. Call 516-922-6666 to register.

Raingardens are shallow bowls designed to soak up stormwater runoff. This runoff comes
from roofs, driveways, patios and any sloped or paved surface. Not only are these rain gardens aesthetically pleasing, but they also serve a larger function. Raingardens look like regular flower gardens, but when it rains, a raingarden collects runoff and fills with a few inches of water, which then slowly filters into the ground, rather than running off into storm drains, bays, lakes, and streams.

Did you know:
• When compared to the same size patch of lawn, raingardens absorb 75% more water
• They provide wildlife habitat and add beauty to neighborhoods and filter pollutants
• They can Increase property value

In this class you will learn how to:
• Choose the optimal location for your raingarden
• Design your raingarden
• Pick the best plants for your raingarden
• Build your raingarden

 

Raingardens

 

 

 

 

Presenter: Sergiy Grim,
Conservation Technician/Outreach Coordinator, Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District

Sponsor: NCSWCD (516-364-5860)

 

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