Planting for Clean Water: Raingarden Workshops
The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District announces its Raingarden Workshop series. Through its Planting for Clean Water program, the Nassau County SWCD, utilizing a grant from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, will be holding three raingarden workshops. These workshops will teach participants how to choose the optimal location, design, plants, and how to build your raingarden.
To register for a class or to view the flyer, select one from the list below:
Note: Registration is limited to 25 participants, once a class is full, you will not be able to register.
Throughout 2016, the Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District worked on three raingardens, utilizing grant funding through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Long Island Sound Study's Long Island Sound Futures Fund. These raingardens will protect the Long Island Sound from pollution carried by stormwater runoff. The location of each raingarden was carefully chosen and built where it would collect the most stormwater runoff.
We would like to give a special thank you to the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener program, Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee, Town of Oyster Bay, Friends of Cedarmere, Village of Bayville, Village of Centre Island, Nassau County Department of Public Works, Nassau County Parks Department, and all of our volunteers for their help. Only by working together, were we able to complete these projects.