At the Rain Garden Training, participants got their hands dirty learning how rain gardens can help their clients, community or town manage stormwater run off.
The training instructors went over the benefits of rain gardens, how to select sites for rain gardens, and how to install and maintain them. Participants also learned about site specific plant considerations and then put all this information into immediate practice as they participated in the installation of a new rain garden!
This workshop was certified for six Nutrient Mangement credit hours and for American Planning Association
Certification Maintenance credit hours.
The training was presented in partnership with Rutgers University, Rain Gardens for the Bay Program, DNREC's Watershed Stewardship Division, and the Coastal Training Program.
For more information or questions about the Rain Garden Training, please contact Kelly Valencik, Coastal Training Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (302) 739-3436 or Lara Allison at Lara.Allison@state.de.us, (302) 739-9939.
Lunch, refreshments, and materials were generously provided by the Rain Gardens for the Bay Program and the Coastal Training Program.
March 23, 2011
March 30, 2011
Blackbird State Forest
502 Blackbird Forest Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
St. Jones Reserve Coastal Training Facility
818 Kitts Hummock Road
Dover, DE 19901