2018 NNLA Workshop

OCTOBER 30, 2018

The Rain Garden/Bioretention Garden Workshop that was offered on January 22, 2018, in Omaha will be offered a second time on October 30, 2018, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. in meeting rooms A and B at the Douglas County Extension Office in Omaha. The address is 8015 W Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124.

The workshop is being offered again because many were unable to attend in January due to weather. Those who registered but were unable to attend in January can attend the event at no charge. Others can register at the member rate of $50. Nonmembers can attend for $75.

Landscapes today are designed to intentionally “do more” than just be beautiful. In the case of rain gardens, they help slow and soak in rainfall to protect and conserve water. Rain gardens attract pollinators and add biodiversity to landscapes. In this workshop, learn about:
• Stormwater runoff and the role of green infrastructure
• Debunking myths associated with bioretention/rain gardens
• In-depth information on rain garden design and step-by-step installation
• Effective plant selection and functions of plants in rain gardens
• Maintaining a landscape with bioretention features
• Case studies and lessons learned from bioretention/rain gardens installed in Nebraska.

Attendees will receive a copy of the manual, “Biorentention Gardens – A Manual for Contractors in the Omaha Region to Design.

Workshop speakers include Kelly Feehan, UNL Extension Educator; Steve Rodie, Professor of Biology/Environmental Studies; Andy Szatko, Environmental Quality Control Technician; and Tom Franti, Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering, Surface Water Management Engineer.

2018 NNLA Workshop Registration Brochure

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