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    Posted on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017  |  Posted in

    Stormwater-Friendly Lawn Care Workshop

    September 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Essex Fire Station
    190 Sand Hill Rd
    Essex Junction, VT 05452
    Holly Kreiner

    On Wednesday, September 20th, Rethink Runoff, the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District, Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG), Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP), Green Mountain Compost, and Nectar Landscaping are partnering together to provide Rethink Runoff’s first ever: Stormwater-Friendly Lawn Care Workshop.

    By attending this workshop you will learn lawn and garden practices and skills that cultivate soil health, reduce stormwater runoff, and protect water quality. You will also take home a FREE rain barrel, be entered to win a FREE Soil Saver and compost from Green Mountain Compost, and receive FREE seed packets from High Mowing Organic Seeds.Below is the outline for the workshop and just SOME of the topics that will be touched on:

    State of the Lake: An update on the health of Lake Champlain – Colleen Hickey, LCBP

    Healthy Soil, Healthy Water: Best Lawn and Garden Practices – Kris Stepenuck, LCSG Extension leader e.g. soil testing instruction and demo, smart watering, composting, how to raise your mower blade, cultivating healthy soil

    Stormwater- friendly landscaping design – Annie White, NECTAR Landscape Design and Consulting e.g. Native plants and pollinators, right plant for the right place, designing pollinator friendly landscapes

    DIY Green Stormwater Infrastructure – Sink it, Spread it, Store It – Becky Tharp, LCSG, Program Manager: Green Infrastructure Collaborative e.g. identifying stormwater concerns, how to site and build a rain garden, how to build a rain barrel

    Register here.

    *Priority will be given to residents of Rethink Runoff’s MS4 towns: Burlington, South Burlington, Shelburne, Williston, Essex, Essex Junction, Winooski, and Colchester, who fund this program.

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