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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Save the Sound, Build a Raingarden" Workshops Coming Up

Two Upcoming Workshops will teach LID Techniques. LID means Low Impact Development.
Green Roofs, Raingardens, Natural Drainage Strategies such as "Bioswales" and water catchment systems can be attractively integrated in to yards and landscaping to improve surface water impacts, reduce flooding, improve water quality and wildlife habitat.

Environmental Science Center is offering two useful 
workshops for remodelers and gardeners.

Native Plantings and pervious pavement installed
on Shoreline's Green Street project at 17th Ave NE

Title: Low Impact Development for Remodlers: Transforming Existing
Lots through Zero Storm Runoff and Improved Sustainability.

Date & Time: 
February 24, 2011, 12:00p - 1:30p
Where: Best Western Executive Inn - Vashon Room  - 
200 Taylor Ave
Seattle, WA 98109

In this workshop, cutting edge green remodeling contractor, Jon
Alexander, will discuss improving sustainability and decreasing storm
runoff in existing lots by reducing imperious surfaces, using 
 and bioswales, rain water collection, green roofs, soil
improvements and pin foundations.
Advanced registration required, RSVP to:
or call 

Swales and Restored Wetlands at Cromwell Park in Shoreline

Title: Save the Sound: Build a Rain Garden
Date & Time: 
March 15, 2011, 6:00p - 8:00p
Burien Community Center - Shorewood Room - 14700 6th Ave. SW,
Burien WA 98166

At this workshop you will learn how 
rain gardens help soak up
rainwater from downspouts, driveways, and sidewalks while protecting
our local waterways. You will also learn your soil type during the
class and receive a 
FREE rain garden manual and other helpful
materials.  There will be opportunities to gain further hands-on
experience by helping create a rain garden later in the spring and

Advanced registration required RSVP to:
or call 

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