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Learn How to Maintain a Rain Garden

Earlier this year, a group of residents on Georgetown’s South Orcas Street worked with the City of Seattle to design and install six natural drainage swales — also known as roadside rain gardens.

The swales contribute to reducing polluted runoff in Seattle. Every year, these hard-working natural drainage swales will divert over 5,000 gallons of stormwater from the sewer system into the planted beds. Learn how rain gardens operate and how they are maintained by joining a hands-on workshop/work party. Participants will help remove weed growth from the summer.

When: Sunday, November 11, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 700 block of South Orcas Street (between 7th and Padilla)
Who: Anyone who is interested in learning how rain gardens work, how they are built, and how to maintain them

Coffee and snacks provided. Bring a friend!

Please bring gloves, weeding tools, 5-gallon buckets or other tools to remove invasive plants. Otherwise, tools will be available.

Please RSVP and/or direct questions to:

Cari Simson

206-234-5102

cari@urbansystemsdesign.com