Help plant a Rain Garden


Cause Areas

When

Sat Jun 09, 2018, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Where

22 Gunpowder RoadGlen Arm, MD 21057
Volunteers of all ages worked together to install a rain garden, featuring native plants that are beneficial for pollinators

About

Rain gardens are a beautiful AND functional solution to stormwater runoff. Learn how to create one!

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help install a rain garden at a private residence in Glen Arm, MD. No gardening experience necessary! Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Community service learning hours available.

A rain garden is a special, water loving garden that helps soak up rain water from your roof or driveway. It is designed to capture water from a 1" rain storm and slowly infiltrate it back into the ground. By using beautiful, native flowers, grasses and even trees, a rain garden will beautify your yard while reducing stormwater impacts. It also provides habitat for wildlife, beneficial insects, such as ladybugs, and pollinators like butterflies.

What to expect: Dress for yard work (hat, long pants, sneakers/boots, sunscreen) and bring your own water bottle. Garden gloves and tools will be provided. Our hosts will provide lunch after the garden installation.

Location: Private residence, 22 Gunpowder Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057

Questions? Contact Amy Young, Clear Creeks Project Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator at ayoung@gunpowdervc.org or (410) 404-4748.

Learn more about our other volunteer opportunities at gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/calendar

Live or work near Glen Arm, Carney, Perry Hall, White Marsh, Middle River? Learn more about the Clear Creeks Project--www.gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/clearcreeks--a grant-funded initiative that provides homeowners, businesses, and churches with discounted rates on rain barrels and rain gardens.

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 7
  • Attend 3 hour workshop
  • Able to perform basic yard tasks (dig holes, shovel mulch)

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