The public is invited to a hands-on rain garden workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8 in the Prairie Building at the Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington.
Participants will learn how rain gardens are designed, installed and maintained to capture and conserve runoff water. With the current drought and heat conditions, workshop attendees will be shown the advantages and importance of using predominantly native, well-adapted plants.
There is no charge for the workshop, but pre-registration is required by contacting Ellen Wright at 402-441-7075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 5.
The Pioneers Park Rain Garden Workshop is a collaboration of the City's Parks and Recreation and Public Works and Utilities Departments, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum (NSA) and Finke Gardens & Nursery. Funding is provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust through the Waterwise Initiative, which is coordinated by the NSA.
More information is available at finkegardens.com.