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Native plants, Raingardens and Lawn Care for Water Quality (+winter tips)

January 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Whether you’re interested in a smaller native planting or want to transform your whole yard into a force for clean water in 2014, the Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) sponsored workshop can help you jumpstart your spring planning. We’ll also touch on ways to make your yard river-friendlier this winter. This workshop is open to the public. A light supper will be served.

Taught by Friends of the Mississippi’s River Stewardship Coordinator Adam Flett, this presentation receives rave reviews from participants, who also appreciate the high-quality and concise take-home materials.

Home lawn and garden practices significantly impact the health of the Minnesota River. In this brief but informative workshop, learn how you can become part of the solution. This workshop takes a how-to approach, suggesting local resources and quickly covering the most relevant information to you can begin taking steps to protect water quality this gardening season. We will discuss:

  • ways to provide sidewalk traction in winter, possibly eliminating or reducing salt runoff
  • what needs to be picked up or cleaned from yards in winter to reduce pollution
  • landscaping with native plant species
  • the proper use of lawn fertilizer
  • rain barrels
  • backyard composting
  • soil testing
  • creating a rain garden
  • additional innovative approaches to managing stormwater

Open to the public! Free to CURE members and $5 for non-members. This workshop is a part of CURE’s 2014 Events & Adventures series and is made possible by a grant from the McKnight Foundation. For more information and to register for food purposes, please email or call the CURE office at 1-877-269-2873.


K.K. Berge Building
807 Prentice Street
Granite Falls, 56241 United States
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