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The Why, The Where & The How of Rain Gardening

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Thursday, April 20th, 2023
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Glen Ellyn Police Dept, 65 S Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL, 60137 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Program/Speaker Presentation

When you hear "rain garden", does it conjure up visions of standing wet places and open water?  Well, that is typically not a rain garden at all!  Usually, a rain garden is a dry place except after a rain storm.  Simply said, rain gardens are designated at a low, shallow “bowl” in the ground that can receive runoff from your roof, driveway, or sump pump, giving the water just enough time to soak into the ground. 

Rain is a valuable resource. Jim Kleinwachter, Land Preservation Specialist for The Conservation Foundation and manager of the Conservation@Home Program, will present to us why it is a great idea to incorporate a rain garden within your landscape.  Find out the best location in your yard to temporarily use/store the rain water, how a rain garden will beautify your landscape while at the same time benefit wildlife, as it provides habitat and food for birds and pollinators.

We will be meeting in the Community Room of the Glen Ellyn Police Department at 65 S. Park Blvd, Glen Ellyn and the doors will open at 6:30 pm for social time and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm.  Parking is available next to the building.  Parking is not allowed on Park Blvd, but if the parking lot is full, parking is available in the lot just to the north of the Police Department.

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