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Contain That Rain! Free Neighborhood Workshops


The East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a series of free neighborhood Rain Garden 101 workshops beginning March 17th. Rain gardens are not only a beautiful conversation sparking addition to your landscape, they also help to restore our overloaded urban streams. Participants of the workshops will learn how to:

  • Assess their site to decide best location & size
  • Calculate impervious surfaces
  • Determine soil suitability
  • Choose appropriate plants
  • Maintain their new rain garden

The workshop will include a trip to a nearby rain garden, a take home comprehensive rain garden manual, and a chance to have a professional answer all your rain garden questions.

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