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Rain Garden Workshop set

The Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District and Schedel Arboretum & Gardens invite local residents to a Rain Garden Workshop Thursday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at Schedel, located at 19255 W. Portage River South Rd, Elmore.

Participants will learn how to build a rain garden, which is designed to filter polluted runoff and reduce flooding. Naturally Native Nursery will offer a presentation on native plants, which require low maintenance and reduce watering needs.

In addition, there will be a demonstration on constructing rain barrels, which are designed to collect rainwater for landscape watering. Barrels will be available at the workshop for $50.

Those attending are invited to visit the scenic gardens before the workshop, from 5-6 p.m.

The registration fee is $12 per person. Call the Ottawa Soil & Water Conservation District at 419-898-1595 to reserve a spot or for more information.