Rain garden workshop


    The Linn County Conservation Department is hosting a workshop on rain gardens on Thursday, October 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center near Toddville.  Learn how to build a rain garden and how it may fit into your landscape plan. 

    Wayne Petersen, director of urban conservationist programs, will provide information on developing rain gardens.  A rain garden is a flower bed built in a depression or a shallow bowl designed to capture water. Capturing runoff in a rain garden allows water to infiltrate into the soil rather than running into streams, helping to protect the streams.

    Cost: $2.50/ adult, $1/child 16 and under or $5/family.

   Wickiup Hill is at 10260 Morris Hills Road, Toddville. Call (319) 892-6485 for more information.


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