Free Rain Garden Workshop

Hi Holly,
We are putting on a free rain garden workshop at Frontier Park on September 17th. I’m looking for ways to get the word out to the Graham area community. I’m attaching a flyer for the workshop. If you could help me get the word out, I would greatly appreciate it. I’d also be happy to mail you hard copy flyers.

The first 2 hours of the workshop will be presentation about: 1) how rain gardens work; 2) how to design / plant your own rain garden; and 3) simple retrofits people can do around their houses to re-use rain water and encourage runoff to soak into the ground on their properties recharging groundwater, instead of letting it pick up pollutants and runoff into streams. The last 2 hours of the workshop are optional and will be a volunteer planting of a permanent rain garden at Frontier Park next to the concessions building.

Tiffany O’Dell, Education & Outreach Coordintor, Pierce County Public Works & Utilities, Surface Water Management Division

(253) 798-2468;

Ms. O’Dell sent us a flyer in a PDF file along with this e-mail but I could not publish it using WordPress. Sorry. However, I copied the following information from the flyer.

When: Saturday, September 17th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Frontier Park, 21800 Meridian South, Graham

Join us Saturday, September 17th, for a free rain garden workshop. Learn how rain

gardens can soak up water from your roof, sidewalk, and driveway.

A rain garden is a shallow depression that is planted with fl owers, shrubs, and grasses that tolerate wet winters and dry summers. They act like the native forests

that used to be here – soaking up rainwater, fi ltering out pollutants and recharging groundwater.

We will present information about rain gardens and other simple retrofi ts from 10-12, then from 12-2, you can volunteer to help install a demonstration rain garden at Frontier Park.

Space is limited, so register now by contacting the Stream Team:

Call (253)845-2973 or email



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