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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Raingarden Workshop

Raingarden workshop

Looking to add some color to your yard? Or do you have a damp spot that just won’t go away? The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) can help! The Scott SWCD is hosting a free introductory workshop on the basics of creating a raingarden. 

A raingarden is a small basin of colorful native plants that add beauty to your yard while collecting stormwater runoff from your roof, lawn, and driveway. They can be tailored to fit whatever dimensions your property has, and they’re a great way to add pollinator habitat. 

Where: Spring Lake Township Hall

20381 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake, MN 55372.

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When: Wednesday, April 12 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

The workshop will give you step-by-step instructions to help you successfully plant a raingarden and provide you with examples of completed projects done here in Scott County. The course will be taught by Scott SWCD Natural Resource Specialist Meghan Darley and Scott SWCD Resource Conservation Technician Hannah Plonsky.  

If you live in Scott County, incentives of $250 to $500 may be available to help offset the costs of plants, compost, and labor when you install your raingarden. The workshop is free, but an RSVP is requested. RSVP via under the “News & Events” tab, or by calling Shelby Roberts at the Scott SWCD office at 952-492-5448.

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