Divert Stormwater to Create a Beautiful Rain Garden

Divert Stormwater to Create a Beautiful Rain Garden

Monday January 23, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
375 11th Street, Oakland 94607

Who isn’t  thinking about stormwater as we receive all this delicious rain? 

raingarden with downspout extension.jpgInstead of "Pave it, Pipe it, Pollute it", we can "Slow it, Spread it, Sink it"!  The Landscape Advisory Committee's Sustainable Landscape Workshop series will feature Martha Berthelsen from the Watershed Project.  Martha will cover how to slow the water, spread the water, and cleanse the water with a simple and practical approach to rain garden design and installation.

The presentation will feature how to select the best location, how to calculate the most optimal size, and provide recommendations for the best plant selection. Examples of simple, small scale rain garden designs to larger, more complex rain garden designs will be discussed.  

Martha Berthelsen, Public Programs Manager at the Watershed Project and Environmental Studies Instructor at Merritt College, has over 20 years of experience teaching environmental education and leading community engagement projects. Martha has a BS in Wildlife Conservation from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MS in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology from San Francisco State University.

The LAC's general meeting will also include an update on State and EBMUD water regulations, brief reports from the LAC sub-committees. Light refreshments served.

Free validated parking is available at The Pacific Renaissance Plaza garage right next door on Webster Street. Bring your token to the meeting and EBMUD will validate at the end of the meeting. Please note, there is no parking available in the EBMUD parking garage. 

Space is limited. Please sign up at ebmud.com/rsvp

Cost: Free

Date: Monday, January 23, 2017

Time 3:30pm-5:00pm

Location: EBMUD Administration Building, 2nd Floor, Large Training Room