Hands-On Rain Garden Workshop

Rain gardens are logical and beautiful solutions to managing stormwater on many properties. The purpose of the training is to help interested residents learn the skills needed to design, build and maintain rain gardens. This workshop will prepare you to serve as a local resource to other community members interested in building rain gardens. Resulting designs from the workshop will be applied to the forthcoming Newport Library Rain Garden demonstration project!



Workshop Details:

$40 registration fee includes training materials and lunch
Wednesday, June 9, 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM

Workshop Topics:

  • overview of stormwater management
  • site assessment
  • rain garden sizing and design
  • construction and maintenance
  • plants appropriate for coastal rain gardens
  • alternative rain garden designs for challenging sites
  • sustainable landscape construction materials

Continued Education Hours available for State Landscape Contractors Board!

Trainers: Robert Emanuel and Derek Godwin, authors of the Oregon Rain Garden Manual, and Frank Burris – Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon Sea Grant.

Who should attend: Gardeners, landscapers, local governments, watershed councils, business owners, and building professionals. Dress for both indoor and outdoor training components.

When: Wednesday, June 9, 9:30AM – 5:00 PM

Please register by Wednesday, June 2*

Where: Newport Library, 35 NW Nye St

To register and more information contact:

Stacy Polkowske, 541-265-2631, stacy.polkowske@midcoastpartners.org

Megan Kleibacker, 541737-8715, megan.kleibacker@oregonstate.edu

Or register online at https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/69

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