Raingarden and Native Landscape Maintenance Workshop
Dead zones? Ponding? Erosion? Best management practices (BMPs) are used as a tool to reduce impacts from rainwater runoff. Proper maintenance is vital to their ability to provide clean water. BMPs are designed to hold and filter water before it enters our water bodies. They reduce the amount of pollution and volume of water flowing to our water bodies, which disrupts natural systems at high quantities. BMPs are not always maintained, which can result in less or no water quality benefit! Join us and learn how you can take control of your BMP and ensure that it is still providing the clean water benefits it was installed for.
Learn the essentials of BMP maintenance. The workshop will focus on raingardens, planted BMPs, and native plant management. Learn the ins-and-outs of weeding, dividing, pest-management, and watering the plants in your BMP. We will show you the key signs of a failing BMP, and what you can easily do to fix it before it becomes a problem.
Date and Time:
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 7:00 P.M. - 8:15 P.M.
Wayzata Community Education, Central Middle School
305 Vicksburg Lane Plymouth, MN 55447
Joe Barten, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and Leslie Yetka, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District