You're Invited: RainScaping at Home! Workshops to Offset Impacts of Storm Water

You're Invited: RainScaping at Home! Workshops to Offset Impacts of Storm Water

RAIN informs us that stormwater runoff impacts water quality and quantity by:

  • “transporting pollution directly into lakes and rivers;
  • eroding shorelines, loss of topsoil that hastens further runoff;
  • warming up surface water, making it more susceptible to waterborne bacteria and hazardous to fragile marine life;
  • overflowing sewage treatment facilities, allowing untreated human waste to flow directly into surface water; and
  • robbing groundwater aquifers of adequate recharge capacity”

RAIN’s solutions to the above problems include allowing “more rain to soak into the ground by installing rain gardens and increasing permeable areas.”

Windfall Ecology Centre Offers FREE RAIN Workshops:

“RainScaping – the hottest new trend! Join us to learn about a new and exciting garden idea that improves your landscape while helping to offset impacts of storm water on both a residential and community level.

Led by York Region’s Water for Tomorrow, this workshop will arm you with the knowledge you need to ensure you are ready to design, plan and build a spectacular rain garden.”

 RainScaping at Home! (2 Locations)

When
Wednesday October 12th, 7:30pm
Where
Aurora Seniors Centre
5 Municipal Drive

Aurora, ON
L4G 6J1

OR

When
Thursday October 13th, 7:00pm
Where
Thornhill Community Centre
7755 Bayview Ave
Thornhill, ON

L3T 7R3

What

“This interactive workshop will include how to build a rain garden, how to choose spectacular planting combinations and an opportunity to design your own garden. Participants will also have a chance to meet with an expert to help with your gardening ideas!”

To register, please click here to contact Windfall Ecology Centre.

Also, please click here for more info and advice on rain gardens.

Happy Rain Gardening!

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