Beautifying Your Yard for Healthy Streams - Residential Rain Gardens
Benefits of Rain Gardens
Residential Rain Garden
Photo courtesy of the City of Alexandria
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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If you are interested in receiving notices of upcoming workshops via email, please contact the Northern Virginia Regional Commission
Saturday, November 17, 2012
9:30 am - 12:30 pm, registration begins at 9 am
Fairlington Community Center - 3308 S. Stafford Street, Room 134, Arlington, VA
FREE. To register, please RSVP to Aileen Winquist
Rain Garden Resources
Design and Construction
Native Plant Guidance
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services, and the Community Appearance Alliance of Northern Virginia 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.