Help plant a rain garden!


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 06, 2018, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Where

30 Perryoak PlaceNottingham, MD 21236
Rain Garden
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 Nottingham, 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. Lunch will be provided by the host after the workshop.

Location: Private residence, 30 Perryoak Place, Nottingham, MD 21236

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
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 7
  • Three hours of lecture and hands-on gardening
  • Willing to work outdoors. Use shovel to dig holes.

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