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29 Chances to Build a Rain Garden, Spring 2019!

Dates: Many dates, May 10th through June 30
Times: vary
Locations: Plymouth, Northville, Westland, and Canton

To RSVP, please contact Matthew Bertrand, mbertrand@therouge.org, or 734-927-4903.

Interested in hands-on experience installing rain gardens? This spring, with help from volunteers like you, Friends of the Rouge will install as many as 18 rain gardens. Explore below for the list of projects, or visit Friends of the Rouge’s calendar.

What’s a rain garden? A rain garden is a garden with a job to do: soaking up the rain! The Rouge’s biggest problem is too much dirty water runoff during big storms. Rain garden’s help solve problems with flooded basements, flooded streets, and dirty creeks. Rain gardens look great at home and around your community. Join us to learn more about whether a rain garden is right for you!

WEEKEND PROJECTS

Saturday, June 1, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at Geneva Presbyterian Church 1pm-5pm SUCCESSFULLY BUILT AND PLANTED!
Sunday, June 2, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Northville Residence 1pm-5pm SUCCESSFULLY BUILT AND PLANTED!
Saturday, June 8, 2019 Rain Garden Maintenance at Hulsing Elementary School 9am-noon SUCCESSFULLY MAINTAINED!
Saturday, June 15, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at Plymouth Residence 1pm-5pm
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Rain Garden Installation at Plymouth Twp. Park 9am-noon
Saturday, June 29, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at Moraine Elementary School 9am-noon
Sunday, June 30, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Plymouth Residence 1pm-5pm

WEEKDAY PROJECTS

Weekday volunteer workdays have been organized with corporate partners, including Ford, Bosch, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Coyote Logistics. These projects are open to the public.

PLEASE NOTE: each of the projects below already has a strong volunteer crew. These projects are offered to the public primarily to give more learning opportunities for interested community members. The greatest need for help is on the weekends (See above).

All projects are subject to change. Please RSVP to Matthew Bertrand, mbertrand@therouge.org, or 734-927-4903.

Friday, May 10, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Westland Residence 9am-12:30pm SUCCESSFULLY BUILT AND PLANTED!
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Plymouth Residence 1pm-5pm SUCCESSFULLY BUILT AND PLANTED!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Rain Garden Planting at Plymouth Municipal Yard 1pm-3pm PLANTING COMPLETED
Thursday, May 23, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at Salem Twp Hall 1pm-5pm SUCCESSFULLY BUILT AND PLANTED!
Friday, May 31, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at Geneva Presbyterian Church 9am-3:30pm SUCCESSFULLY BUILT AND PLANTED!
NEW LOCATION: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Rain Garden Installation at Plymouth Twp Residence, Plymouth 1pm-5:00pm SUCCESSFULLY BUILT AND PLANTED!
NEW LOCATION: Friday, June 7, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Plymouth Twp Residence, Plymouth 9am-12:30pm SUCCESSFULLY BUILT AND PLANTED!
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at PARC 8:30am-Noon
Friday, June 14, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Canton Residence, 9am-12:30pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at Plymouth Twp. Park 9am-12:30pm
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Plymouth Residence 9am-12:30pm
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at Plymouth Twp. Park 1pm-5pm
Monday, June 24, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Plymouth Residence 12:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Moraine Elementary School 9am-noon
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at a Plymouth Residence 12:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Rain Garden Installation at PARC 9am-12:30pm


This project has been funded in part through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Nonpoint Source Program by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The contents of the document do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the EPA or the DEQ, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.