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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Landscaping Techniques Program to Help Protect Local Water Resources

Sustainable Landscape NewsFlash

Landscaping Techniques Program to Help Protect Local Water Resources

Southeast Michigan has many high quality rivers and lakes. Rain events can impact these surface waters when stormwater collects contaminants and runs into them. Water quality in these lakes and rivers can be preserved by adding attractive landscape features designed to collect and prevent runoff.

On Monday, June 3, 2019, MSU Extension is offering an Eco-Friendly Landscaping for Water Quality program to assist homeowners, municipalities and multi-family complexes in developing natural ways to reduce runoff.  The program will cover stormwater basics, Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, plant types and uses in LID design and onsite design assistance to incorporate LID practices on your property.  

This program is designed for those with little or no experience gardening with native plants. Participants will need to bring a sketch and photos of the property for which they are considering a landscaping project.

This program will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Madison Heights Fire Station #1 Conference Room, 31313 Brush St., Madison Heights.

The cost is $8 per person (pre-registration) or $10 at the door and includes instruction, Landscaping for Water Quality Book, additional handouts, hands-on assistance to develop a customized landscape design and refreshments. Deadline for pre-registration is May 31, 2019.


To register and for more information, go to: or contact Terry Gibb, Natural Resources & Government/Public Policy Educator or 586-469-6440.

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