Train to be a Master Rain Gardener!Learn to design and install your own rain garden and be the rain garden expert in your neighborhood. Master Rain Gardeners help friends and neighbors to learn about, design, and plant rain gardens.
What is a rain garden? Rain gardens work with nature to collect and filter rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces like rooftops and driveways. Impervious surfaces lead to increases in surface runoff and often result in increased flooding and stream bank erosion. As water travels over impervious surfaces, it also has the potential to pick up pollutants. Polluted stormwater runoff enters our rivers and lakes and is one of the leading threats to water quality in the United States. Rain gardens naturally manage stormwater by infiltrating precipitation and allowing it to soak into the ground rather than sending it directly to storm sewers and nearby streams untreated.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2023 MASTER RAIN GARDENER COURSES
We will have a virtual orientation meeting for the class on, April 12, 2023 when we will also provide links to the online classes. The series of online classes will have weekly zoom meetings where we will discuss the lessons. The first lesson will be discussed during the week of April 17, 2023 and the last class will be discussed during the week of May 17, 2023. There will be invitations sent for each virtual meeting after we determine the dates using your input. You may watch the classes at your convenience within the course timeline, and this allows for more flexibility. Your webinar access will be permanent. Summit SWCD will provide you with weekly feedback on your weekly homework assignments and quizzes through google drive.
If you're ready to become a master rain gardener, click here to complete your registration now!
Registration and payment should be in our office by Thursday, April 6, 2023. You may pay by mailing a check to Summit Soil and Water Conservation District, 1180 South Main Street, Suite 230, Akron, Ohio, 44301.
Please call 330-926-2452 for more information and to answer questions that you may have.