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Land + Water WORKS Coalition

The Land + Water WORKS Coalition supports Detroiters to become better stewards of our land and waterways in an effort to create a healthy community and improve the quality of life for all.

The Land + Water WORKS Coalition advocates for sustainable land and water use practices to promote healthy and equitable communities, and to increase economic opportunities through the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure programs.

Partners: Multiple, led by Detroit Future City
Funded by: The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation

2020 Rain Garden Workshops

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 summer. A series of workshops will be held online for 3 locations. You are welcome to participate in one or multiple workshops.

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.

  • Bandhu Gardens
    1. Intro to Rain Gardens AND Rain Garden Design– July 16,  2pm – 4:00pm
    2. Maintaining Rain Gardens– Aug 20,  2pm – 3:30pm
    3. Rain Garden Planting– Sept 19,  2pm – 5pm : 12285 Maine St. Detroit MI 48212
  • Alternatives For Girls
    1. Intro to Rain Gardens– TBD
    2. Rain Garden Design– TBD
    3. Maintaining Rain Gardens– TBD
    4. Rain Garden Planting– TBD : 903 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit MI 48208
  • In Memory of Community Garden
    1. Intro to Rain Gardens– TBD
    2. Rain Garden Design– TBD
    3. Maintaining Rain Gardens– TBD
    4. Rain Garden Planting– TBD : 6528 Minock St, Detroit, MI 48228

*Workshop information is subject to change as we adjust to shifting COVID-19 restrictions and safety procedures. We are updating workshops to work best for our community partners and participants.

If you have any questions, please contact the program managers Cyndi Ross, Friends of the Rouge (734.927.4905) and Quentin Turner, Sierra Club of Michigan (313.974.6547).