What can you do to help our streams? You can create a rain garden: a shallow, vegetated depression that collects, absorbs, cools, and filters the stormwater runoff before it reaches our waters. Stormwater from impermeable surfaces is redirected through dry creek beds, vegetated swales, or drain pipes into beautiful rain gardens designed with native plants, that once established require little or no maintenance. Rain gardens are an inexpensive, relatively simple way to do our part in keeping our waters clean while simultaneously adding value and beauty to our yards. Pre-registration is required.
Instructor: Nikki Cerra, Natural Areas Manager
Fee: $24; $20 members and Cornell students
Location: Nevin Welcome Center