Current Arb Happenings

Aug 30

River Friendly Gardening: Rain Gardens and Native Plantings to Protect Water Quality

Tour of rain gardens and "river friendly" landscaping.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 pm / Parking lot of Memorial Hall, at the intersection of 1st Street East and Nevada Street
Ox-Eye Sunflower, Heliopisis helianthoides

Join Nancy Braker, Director of the Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College, on a guided walking tour of the “river friendly gardens” that exist both in and around Carleton. The tour will begin with a Carleton rain garden and move into the surrounding neighborhood to explore a private rain garden and a several boulevards with alternative plantings.

Participants will learn how native plantings filter and absorb runoff, attract birds and butterflies, and add color and variety to green spaces. This tour is in collaboration with the Cannon River Watershed Partnership.

Sponsored by Arb Studies. Contact: Nancy Braker, x4543