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Rain Garden Training


workshop participants planting the Blackbird State Forest rain garden

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 or at (302) 739-3436 or Lara Allison at, (302) 739-9939. 


Lunch, refreshments, and materials were generously provided by the Rain Gardens for the Bay Program and the Coastal Training Program.The new Rain Garden at the St. Jones Reserve











Dates & Locations:

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


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