Monday, January 25, 2021

PA Resources Council, Partners Host Feb. 11 Webinar On Rain Gardens, Stormwater Management For Homeowners

PA Resources Council and its partners will host a February 11 webinar on rain gardens and stormwater management for homeowners from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

The Zoom webinar session is presented by Darby Creek Valley Association, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative, Upper Darby Rain Gardens and PRC.

“Rain gardens reduce flooding and storm water pollution, improving water quality in our streams and rivers for aquatic life and recreational users,” according to Diana Andrejczak, PRC Eastern Program Director.  “During the workshop we’ll discuss problems associated with uncontrolled stormwater runoff and how a rain garden can improve water quality in your community.”

“Rain gardens are beautiful landscaped areas built down – instead of up – to intercept runoff from buildings, driveways and other impervious surfaces before it can reach storm sewers and streams,” explains Andrejczak.  “Small gardens are typically 6 to12 inches deep and drain within a day or two after rain.  Since rain gardens feature water- and drought-tolerant native plants, there is little or no need to water plants after they are established in a rain garden.”

Participants will learn how to construct rain gardens on their properties, how to maintain rain gardens and how to incorporate general watershed-friendly landscaping techniques.

Click Here to register or for more information.  The webinar is free but advance registration is required. 

For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the PA Resources Council website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates, follow PRC on Twitter or Like them on FacebookClick Here for PRC’s Events Calendar.  Click Here to support their work.

PRC is Pennsylvania’s oldest grassroots environmental organization founded in 1939.  PRC has worked to protect resources for future generations through environmental education, recycling, waste diversion programs, anti-litter campaigns and other initiatives. 

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[Posted: January 25, 2021]  PA Environment Digest

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