Devils Lake Water Improvement District will be hosting a free rain garden training on Saturday, March 30, from 10am-1pm at the Driftwood library. The course will be presented by Maria Cahill of Green Girl Land Development and consist of two hours of in class interactive training, followed by a one hour field trip to the rain gardens at Regatta Park and East Devils Lake State Park.
Rain gardens are an effective way to treat stormwater on site, which prevents pollutants from entering the lake, and decreases heavy storm flows that erode property. Rain gardens can also be very attractive and create a nice center piece in your yard or garden.
This training will introduce what rain gardens are, when & where to use them, planning & design, plant selection, and maintenance. District staff will also be on hand to talk about the Save our Shoreline program which offers homeowners free consultation and plants for shoreline restoration and water improvement projects, like rain gardens.
For questions about the presentation or rain gardens, please contact the Devils Lake Water Improvement District at 541-994-5330 or SOS@DLWID.org