Rain Garden Workshop Saturday, January 26, 8:45am â€“ 4:30pm Rain gardens are logical and beautiful solutions to managing stormwater on many properties. This workshop will help you learn the skills needed to design, build and maintain rain gardens. It will also prepare volunteers and resource professionals to serve as a local resource to other community members interested in building rain gardens. Workshop Topics: - overview of stormwater management - site assessment - rain garden sizing and design - construction and maintenance - plants appropriate for coastal rain gardens - alternative rain garden designs for challenging sites Trainers: Derek Godwin, author of the Oregon Rain Garden Manual, Oregon State University Extension Service, and Maria Cahill, Sustainable Site Development Specialist of GreenGirl Land Development Solutions Who should attend: Gardeners, landscapers, local governments, watershed councils, business owners, and building professionals. Dress for both indoor and outdoor training components. When: Saturday, January 26th, 8:45am â€“ 4:30pm Please register by Thursday, January 24th Where: OSU Extension Service Polk office 289 E Ellendale, Suite 302, Dallas, Oregon Cost: $25 Includes Rain Garden Guide and handouts, lunch and refreshments. For more information or to prepay and register, contact: The Polk SWCD at (503) 623-9680 or firstname.lastname@example.org Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteranâ€™s status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend this Rain Garden workshop, please notify (Polk SWCD) at (503-623-9680) by (1/24/2013).