Come learn how to manage your storm water and protect our watershed
Residents are invited to join the Clackamas River Basin Council on April 12th and May 13th for a Rain Garden Workshop series to learn how to install a rain garden in their yards to soak up storm water.
Rain Gardens are an effective way to capture and slow excess storm water runoff from impervious surfaces like roads, driveways and roofs. Storm water rushes into urban creeks causing erosion and bringing in pollutants and chemicals from our roads and yards. Residents can install rain gardens to process storm water in their yards which can help improve water quality downstream.
Spring 2023 Rain Garden Workshop Details: solution
Session 1: Introduction to Rain Gardens
April 12th from 6:00 am – 8:00 pm: Virtual via Zoom.
Session 2: Rain Garden and Bioswale Design
May 13th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: In-person at Clackamas Community College Environmental Learning Center, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City 97045.
Both Sessions are free admission, register here:
“The Clackamas River provides drinking water to over 300,000 Oregonians. The river and many of its tributaries are experiencing pressure from nearby development,” says Amy Barton, the Clackamas River Basin Council’s Communications and Stewardship Manager.
“Rain gardens can absorb much more water than typical lawns and can provide wildlife habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. This rain garden series is designed to help residents decide if a rain garden is right for their yard and if so, provide the nuts and bolts for how to build one.”
CRBC thanks our amazing workshop funders!