2018-03-14 / Front Page

Just in Time For Spring – Create Your Own Rain Garden

CAVENDISH - In another of their series of talks and workshops, the Cavendish Community and Conservation will sponsor a talk at 6:30 p.m. on March 20 in the Town Office meeting room when Kelly Stettner of the Black River Action Team will talk about Creating a Rain Garden.

How can you beautify your yard, increase your property value, and protect the local water quality at the same time? Consider planting a rain garden! By helping rain and snow-melt to slow down, spread out, and soak into the soil, you can keep your surrounding lawn greener, divert excess water to an attractive area designed to help it infiltrate rather than run off, and draw pollinators to the blooms of gorgeous native flowers.

What began as a one-time cleanup of the Black River in southeastern Vermont in 2000, the Black River Action Team has evolved into a full-blown grassroots watershed organization. Members monitor the health of the entire course of the river, including regular checks on water quality, and regular cleanup services. BRAT operates with support from grants and from donations. Kelly Stettner is the founding member and director of the group.

The CCCA is a non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the conservation of land and natural resources and to the preservation of historic sites within the context of sustainable economic growth. Its commitment is to promote understanding and learning that engages and benefits all members of the Cavendish/Proctorsville community, now and in the future. For more information about the CCCA or about the upcoming Rain Garden talk, please call Robin at 802-226-7736.

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