2024 Rain Garden Workshop

Rain gardens are attractive landscape features that allow Rain Gardenrain water and snow melt to absorb into the ground, slowing runoff and removing pollutants before the water reaches local creeks and streams.

The 2024 Rain Garden Workshop was held on February 10th, 2024 at Lubber Run Community Center in Arlington, VA. Workshop participants learned how to design, construct, and maintain a rain garden for their property that can absorb rain water, improve wildlife habitat, and support the health of waterways and drinking water supplies. 


Resources

2024 Workshop Agenda

Online Resources (including a link to the rain garden sizing spreadsheet!)

Additional rain garden resources can be found on NVRC's rain garden webpage

Presentation Recordings

Rain Garden Function and Benefits (View slides HERE)

Designing and Building a Rain Garden: Part 1 and Part 2 (View slides HERE)

Planting and Maintaining Your Rain Garden (View slides HERE)


Workshop Partners

This event is co-sponsored by NVRC, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, and Arlington County Department of Environmental Services.

NVRC's participation is funded, in part, by Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program at the Department of Environmental Quality through grants provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended.