You Can Put Rain Gardens
to the Rescue Webinar
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Presentation by Cyndi Ross
Stormwater is a major source of pollution in the Rouge and Detroit Rivers. Managing stormwater where it falls through the use of rain gardens can have a huge impact at reducing this pollution. You can help by putting Rain Gardens to the Rescue. Each and every one of us can do our part and incorporate a small rain garden full of beautiful flowering plants into our yards.
Detroit businesses and houses of worship that put stormwater management practices to action can apply to receive credits and reduce their drainage fee portion of their water bill. The rain gardens are fun and rewarding. They provide habitat for butterflies and important pollinators. Friends of the Rouge and Sierra Club have been working with hundreds of homeowners, house of worship, schools and community groups to create rain gardens across the city, many of whom have told us their rain gardens have changed their lives.
Cyndi Ross is the Restoration Manger for Friends of the Rouge. Friends of the Rouge works to restore, protect, and enhance the Rouge River watershed through stewardship, education, and collaboration.
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Oudolf Garden Detroit
Belle Isle Webinar
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Presentation by Duncan Campbell
Just in time for the first spring in the Oudolf Garden Detroit (OGD) on Belle Isle, Duncan Campbell of the ODG Grounds Crew will give a virtual presentation on the history, planning and planting of this amazing garden. The talk will be preparation for our visit to see the first blooming of some of the 48,000 bulbs planted in the fall of 2020.