Sunday, March 9, 2008


The Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources Stormwater Management Division, in conjunction with the Clean Water Campaign and Gwinnett County’s Cooperative Extension Service, is hosting a free rain garden workshop for Gwinnett County citizens.

Workshop presenter Robert Brannen, Gwinnett County’s Cooperative Extension Service Director, explains, “This workshop will cover how to plan and build a rain garden in your landscape. Rain gardens are attractive landscape features that require less maintenance and fewer chemicals than lawns. Their purpose is to capture runoff from impervious areas such as roofs and driveways and allow it to seep slowly into the ground. Rain gardens also help to preserve nearby streams and lakes by filtering pollutants and reducing the amount of runoff.”

Rain gardens benefit not only the designer, but also the community. Brannen also will inform residents how to select plants for their own rain gardens, discuss how rain gardens help reduce water bills and help protect our waterways from non-point source pollution.

The workshop will be held at the Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville on Thursday, March 13, 2008, starting at 7 p.m. Registration is required and space is limited. Please call 678.376.7126 or visit to register for this event.
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