Free Rain Garden Workshop

Starts Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Ends Friday, June 24, 2011 at 1:58 AM

Come learn how rain gardens help soak up water from downspouts, driveways, and sidewalks, while protecting Puget Sound and local waters.

On Thursday, June 23, from 6–9 p.m., Skagit County will host a free Rain Garden Workshop.

A rain garden is a shallow depression in a yard planted with a variety of flowers, shrubs, and grasses that tolerate wet winters and dry summers. Rain gardens function like native forests to filter polluted runoff, reduce flooding, and recharge the groundwater. When planted with the right types of plants, rain gardens also attract birds, butterflies, and bees.

The workshop will take place in the Skagit County Commissioners Hearing Room located at 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon.

For more information, visit http://www.12000raingardens.org

To RSVP for this free workshop, contact Kristi Carpenter at kristi@skagitcd.org or Skagit Conservation District at (360) 428-4313.