Date(s) - 05/25/2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Site coordinator: Matthew Bertrand, Friends of the Rouge, (734) 927-4903
This Rouge Rescue, join Friends of the Rouge to install a rain garden! The Rouge’s biggest problem is too much dirty water runoff during big storms. Rain gardens are gardens with a job to do: soaking up the rain. This residential rain garden will soak up hundreds of gallons each time it rains, helping to reduce flooding for neighbors who live downstream and improving the health of Johnson Creek. Enjoy this hands-on opportunity to learn how to install a rain garden at your own home! Altogether, our homes add up to about 50% of the land area that drains to the Rouge, so finding ways to soak up the rain at home is key to solving problems with flooding and pollution. Pitch in and find out how you can make rain gardens—and clean water!—part of your life.
The address for the residence will be shared with registered attendees in the week before the project.
Work tasks for the day will include:
Digging the garden
Smoothing the garden and spreading compost
Planting the rain garden
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).