Beautifying Your Yard for Healthy Streams - Residential Rain Gardens

Workshop Recording

The workshop recording is now live on our YouTube channel!

You can watch it here:

https://youtu.be/_o6gkYLDjnI

Workshop Schedule

Our next FREE workshop will be held virtually on:

Friday, January 29th, 2021
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

Join the workshop from your computer!

Registration is at 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3228086286525938187

Please revisit periodically for new dates and locations!  If you are interested in receiving notices of upcoming workshops via email, please contact Corey Miles.

Workshop Presentations
Function and Benefits of Rain Garden
Corey Miles, Senior Environmental Planner, Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Designing and Building a Rain Garden
Maria Harwood, Conservation Planner, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

Selecting Plants and Landscaping a Rain Garden
Aileen Winquist, Stormwater Communications Manager, Arlington County Environmental Services, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management

Maintaining a Rain Garden and Lessons-Learned
Aileen Winquist, Stormwater Communications Manager, Arlington County Environmental Services, Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management

Rain Garden Resources
General Information
Design and Construction
Native Plant Guidance
Maintenance
Examples
Workshop Partners
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, co-sponsor the Beautifying Your Yard for Healthy Streams rain garden workshops.

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.

Benefits of Rain Gardens
Rain gardens, also known as bioretention areas, are attractive landscape features that allow rain water and snow melt to infiltrate into the ground.  A layer of mulch and plants intercept water running off streets, driveways, and rooftops, slowing its flow and removing pollutants before the water reaches local streams, the Occoquan River and the Potomac River, drinking water supplies for the region.
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