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Becky Roark presenting "5 Reasons Why to Plant a Rain Garden"

Jeff Huber, UA Community Design Center, presenting "Low Impact Development."  Everyone at the Academy received a LID Manual.

  Bob Morgan facilitating the tour of Beaver Water District.

Brad Hufhines, Beaver Water District, David Duncan, Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and Becky Roark, working together to help with the Hands-On Exercise.

The Fall 2011 Rain Garden Academy had 50 in attendance representing cities, schools, businesses, and homeowners all interested in learning how to install a rain garden.
Becky Roark, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership's Rain Garden Resource Specialist, presented, along with Jeff Huber, University of Arkansas Community Design Center, and Dr. Bob Morgan, Manager of Enviornmental Quality at Beaver Water District.
The Rain Garden Academy included a tour of local rain gardens at Springdale Public Works, Beaver Water District, and Horsebarn Trail in Rogers.  Click here to download a plant list for gardens on the tour. 
Thank you to all who attended the Fall 2011 Rain Garden Academy.  Click here to download a list of Academy attendees.
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Academy Sponsors: 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, Beaver Water District, and IRWP.
IRWP Partners:
Walton Family Foundation
AR Natural Resources Commission
AEP Foundation
City of Fayetteville
City of Springdale
Beaver Water District
Simmons Foods
Tyson Foods
Walmart Foundation
Washington County
City of Bentonville
City of Rogers
Arkansas Farm Bureau
Cargill Inc
George's Inc
John Brown University
McKee Foods
OK Farm Bureau Legal Foundation
Ozarks Water Watch
University of Arkansas Extension
City of Siloam Springs
Benton Co. Conservation District
Benton County Farm Bureau
Crafton, Tull, Sparks & Assoc. Inc
Sam's Club
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