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Rain Garden Academy
Join us April 12
Spring Rain Garden Academy

Prairie Grove EAST Tracie Ashley and students
Step 1:  Grant Application Discussion
Prairie Grove EAST teacher Tracie Ashley and students planning rain garden grant project

Prairie Grove pre-installation site
Step 2: Site Selection
Prairie Grove site selected at Senior Center and grant application submitted

Prairie Grove planting
Step 3: Implementing Plan
Students work with Becky Roark, Project Manager, to install rain garden at Senior Center

Prairie Grove post-installation
Step 4:  Job Well Done! 
Rain Garden improves land and water quality
and provides enjoyment for all! 

APRIL 12
RAIN GARDEN ACADEMY
8:30 am to 4:00 pm 
  
Learn how to install a rain garden to slow down stormwater, filter pollutants, conserve water using native plants,
improve water quality
of our creeks and streams.
 
Spring Rain Garden Academy 
will be held at
Beaver Water District 
301 N Primrose Road in Lowell
 
$25 registration includes 
Rain Garden Notebook with "How To" Manuel, Low Impact Development Manual, Lunch and  Bus Tour
 
Tour of NWA Rain Gardens will include
Beaver Water District Rain Garden
Horsebarn Trail Rain Garden 
NWACC Rain Garden
 
Learn more about how you can qualify and apply for a rain garden grant for the
Illinois River and Beaver Lake Watersheds 
 
Rain Garden Project Grant funds provided by Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and EPA

Register at 
 
Rain Gardens for Educators: 
Rain gardens can function as core-content based learning tool for students  K-12.

 Actively engaging and involving students in the planning, designing, building and maintenance of school campus rain gardens can help to enhance classroom objectives and meet Arkansas
Core Curriculum standards.
 
More information on Educator Resources and
Core Curriculum go to
 
From planning, to installation, to management, there are activities to engage students in active learning from rain garden grant project processes.
 
Contact Becky Roark,
Rain Garden Resource Specialist
beckyroark@irwp.org
479-215-6623 
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www.irwp.org 
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