Rain, Rain, Come my way!

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This event is open to: All Staff

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Student Union 280

Presenter: Gail Epping Overholt

Gail Epping-Overholt will present designing and installing a rain garden. Do you ever wonder what is being done to reduce flooding in your neighborhood? Well, you may not be aware that the beautiful garden your neighbor installed may just be doing that if they designed it as a “rain garden”. A rain garden is a specially designed place in your yard that allows water to collect and slowly seep into the ground. The plants in a rain garden slow down the storm water runoff and absorb or trap many of the pollutants. As the UW Extension Regional Educator for Natural Resources, Gail works on a variety of Natural Resources education programs with a particular focus on storm water and wetlands with varied audiences as municipal officials to residential homeowner. Gail currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of Cedarburg Bog and has served 2 terms on the Wisconsin Wetland Association and is a founding member of the Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: Barbara Willkomm, 229-5652 .