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LWW Rain Garden & Planting Workshop Series

Learn how to help make Detroit a greener, more sustainable city by preventing stormwater runoff and creating healthier communities. We invite you to join the Land + Water WORKS Coalition to learn about rain gardens this fall. A series of workshops have been coordinated at 3 locations. You are welcome to participate at one site or multiple locations.

Attendees will learn how business, non-profit and faith-based institutions can manage rain water by implementing rain gardens and other practices to receive green credits from the Detroit Water & Sewage Department.

Workshop Dates and Locations:

  • Cristo Rey High School – 5679 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
    • Intro to Rain Gardens – Sept. 12, 3:15 to 5:00 pm
    • Rain Garden Planting – Sept. 19, 1:00 to 3:30 pm
    • Maintaining Rain Gardens – Oct. 3 3:15 to 4:30 pm
  • Oak Grove – 19801 Cherrylawn St., Detroit, MI 48221
    • Intro to Rain Gardens – Sept. 13, 4:30 to 6 pm
    • Rain Garden Planting – Sept. 27, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
    • Maintaining Rain Gardens – Oct. 15, 4:30 to 6:00 pm
  • The Hope House – 7757 Epworth St., Detroit, MI 48204
    • Intro to Rain Gardens – TBD
    • Rain Garden Planting – Oct. 12, 9:00 am to noon
    • Maintaining Rain Gardens – TBD

For more information, please contact Program Managers:
Cyndi Ross, Friends of the Rouge – (734) 927-4905
Quentin Turner, Sierra Club of Michigan – (313) 974-6547

THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE FRED A. AND BARBARA M. ERB FAMILY FOUNDATION.