Rain Garden Workshop:
Rain Garden Workshop by Krista Scheirer
Krista Scheirer, Conservation Coordinator of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy, presented a very informative rain garden workshop on April 18, 2012 at the Lower Salford Township Building.
Target audience are those interested in implementing their own rain garden for the purposes of managing and mitigating storm water run-off caused by real-estate development and the creation of impervious surfaces, such as driveways and rooftops.
Rain gardens act as a natural means of reducing unnecessary water run off into streams and rivers, directly returning water to the ground-source wells, filtration of waste materials, and provide numerous other benefits to their property owners and surrounding local communities.
This workshop detailed how to go about building your own rain gardens and incorporate them into your property.
Rain Garden Design Ideas:
Rain Garden Manuals of New Jersey from Rutgers
Rain Garden Plant Selection:
Pennsylvania Invasive Plants:
Stormwater Brochure (20 Things You Can Do)
Look for your township's Stormwater Management Program:
Rain Garden Websites:
- www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=855 (case sensitive)
Call 8-1-1 before you dig!
Designing with Natives (by John Rogers):
Audubon Bird Town, PA