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Come and learn how you can help protect local water quality by planting a rain garden in your yard. Homeowners can disconnect the downspouts on their house and direct the rainwater from their roof to a rain garden where the water soaks into the ground and waters the plants. Rain gardens look like regular gardens and are only wet for a few hours after a rain storm. There is a wide variety of native, perennial plants that can be used in a rain garden. Come and learn how easy it is to disconnect your downspout and install a rain garden in your yard. All participants will receive a free rain gauge for their homes. Taught by Caroline Kilmer, Stormwater Consultant for the Monroe County Stormwater Coalition. Caroline has over 15 years of experience providing education and technical assistance on the implementation of green infrastructure, including rain gardens and rain barrels. Fee is $5 per person.

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