You are invited to join us for the Landscape for the River: Native Plants, Raingardens, Lawn Care for Water Quality (+ Winter Tips) workshop.
Whether you’re interested in a smaller native planting or want to transform your whole yard into a force for clean water in 2014, this FMR workshop can help you jumpstart your spring planning. We’ll also touch on ways to make your yard river-friendlier this winter.
Taught by FMR River Stewardship Coordinator Adam Flett, the presentation receives rave reviews from participants, who also appreciate the high-quality and concise take-home materials.
Home lawn and garden practices significantly impact the health of the Mississippi River. In this brief but informative FMR workshop,learn how you can become part of the solution. This workshop takes a how-to approach, suggesting local resources and quickly covering the most relevant information so you can begin taking steps to protect water quality this gardening season.
We will discuss:
• ways to provide sidewalk traction in winter, possibly eliminating or reducing salt runoff,
• what needs to be picked up or cleaned from yards in winter to reduce pollution,
• landscaping with native plant species,
• the proper use of lawn fertilizer,
• rain barrels,
• backyard composting,
• soil testing,
• creating a rain garden, and
• additional innovative approaches to managing storm water.
Please note, registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register please visit http://www.fmr.org/participate/events/watershed_workshop_2014-11-04 or contact FMR’s Volunteer Registrar, Amy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-222-2193 x31.