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Michigan State University Extension
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6440

Contact: Terry Gibb

Phone: 586-469-6053

Email: Terry.Gibb@macombgov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 03, 2019

Landscaping techniques program to help protect local water resources

Rain events can have a major impact on rivers and lakes, as storm water can collect contaminants and run into them. However, water quality in these surface waters can be preserved by adding attractive landscape features designed to collect and prevent runoff.

To assist homeowners, municipalities and multi-family complexes in developing natural ways to reduce runoff, Michigan State University Extension will offer an Eco-Friendly Landscaping for Water Quality program on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The program will cover storm water basics, Low Impact Development (LID) techniques, plant types and uses in LID design and onsite design assistance to incorporate LID practices on your property.

The 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.

The program will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the MSUE Assembly Rooms in the VerKuilen Bldg., 21885 Dunham Rd., Clinton Township. The cost is $8 per person (pre-registration) or $10 at the door and includes instruction, a Landscaping for Water Quality Book, additional handouts, hands-on assistance to develop a customized landscape design and refreshments. Deadline for pre-registration is April 14.

To register and for more information, go to: https://events.anr.msu.edu/ecofriendlylandscapingmacomb19/ or contact Terry Gibb, Natural Resources & Government/Public Policy Educator gibb@msu.edu or 586-469-6440.

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) brings educational programs to residents empowering them to improve their lives and community. County-based MSUE staff, in concert with on-campus faculty members, serve residents with programming focused on agriculture, natural resources, children, youth and families, community and economic development.

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21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

http://msue.macombgov.org/

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