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RESIDENTIAL RAINWATER HARVESTING MUNCH & LEARN
Monday, March 25, Noon - 2 p.m.; N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: HOW THE BLUM PARK MAKE-OVER SOLVED LOCAL FLOODING
Friday, March 29, 9 - 11 a.m. Blum Park, Winston-Salem

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Residential Rainwater Harvesting Lunch & Learn

Monday, March 25, Noon - 2 p.m.
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center
1450 Fairchild Road, Winston-Salem

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Rainwater harvesting for the residential landscape can take different forms and serve a variety of purposes. By collecting rainwater from rooftops and gutters, you potentially can reduce your water bill, mitigate soil erosion, reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes our streams and rivers, and create a reserve for watering flower beds and gardens when the weather becomes hot and dry.

Bring a bag lunch and relax while we discuss water barrels, cisterns, and other ways to utilize rainwater more efficiently. Space is limited and registration is required by emailing coop-ext-registration@forsyth.cc or or calling 336-703-2850

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: HOW THE BLUM PARK MAKE-OVER SOLVED LOCAL FLOODING

Friday, March 29, 9 - 11 a.m.
Blum Park, 2401 Ivy Ave., Winston-Salem

Come learn how the city teamed up with HDR Engineering to use a new approach to managing stormwater in a dense urban neighborhood prone to flooding. In this interactive session you’ll see how what could have been a routine water, sewer and stormwater project ended up creating a new wetland that allowed nature to tame a problem that had defeated our traditional solutions, while at the same time breathing new life into an aging park. Come with footwear to tour the perimeter of the wetland to see the results for yourself.