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You Can Put Rain Gardens
to the Rescue Webinar

Saturday, March 13, 2021
11:00 am
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.

Rain Gardens Webinar Registration

3 + 4 =

Oudolf Garden Detroit
Belle Isle Webinar

Saturday, April 10, 2021
11:00 am
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.

Oudolf Garden Webinar Registration

15 + 11 =

February 6th Webinar – Visualizing Change in the Garden and Landscape

2020 Annual Meeting

2020 Winter Gardening Seminar


Call 313-259-6363 or email us to express your interest in attending any of these events and to get detailed information about the locations. If you call, leave a message and someone will return your call.  Please note where preregistration is required.