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Come and learn how you can help protect local water quality by planting a rain garden in your yard. Homeowners can disconnect the downspouts on their house and direct the rainwater from their roof to a rain garden where the water soaks into the ground and waters the plants. This class will teach everything you need to know from learning about your soils, doing a design and selecting plants. All participants will receive a reusable shopping bag and rain garden plant seeds for their homes.
This class will take place at Rochester Brainery, located at 176 Anderson Ave. F109, Rochester, NY 14607.
About the teacher:
Caroline Kilmer is a stormwater consultant with over 17 years of experience working in the area of water quality. She is currently working with the Stormwater Coalition of Monroe County to provide public education and outreach on how to improve local water quality, including teaching rain garden and rain barrel workshops. She received her B.A. in biology from SUNY Oswego and her M.S degree in Biology from Illinois State University. She is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ), and a Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Mangement (CPMSM). Learn more at www.H2Ohero.org!
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