Rain Gardens in Your Backyard
Belfast Free Library
Rebecca Jacobs from the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will present a slide show and talk about how to design, choose the best plants for, and maintain a rain garden in your own landscape. Rain gardens are shallow gardens which contain flowering plants and grasses that can survive in soil soaked with water from rainstorms. They help reduce the rapid flow of storm water, and thus protect lakes and other bodies of water from pollutants washed from roofs and paved areas. They are not permanent ponds, but act as filters and temporary holding areas for the infiltration of storm water into the soil, while providing attractive landscaping and increased habitat for butterflies, birds and beneficial insects.
Free and open to the public, with light refreshments served.