Free Water Smart Landscaping Workshop: "Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels"
Date: September 28, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Beth Davis, JCSA Environmental Education Coordinator
Phone: (757) 253-6859
Fax: (757) 253-6850
(James City County) On Saturday, October 9, 2004, Scott Thomas of PRIDE (Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments) will present "Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels" from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Road, in Williamsburg. The event is free. No reservations needed.
Scott will focus on how to reduce pollution, flooding, and erosion while conserving water by utilizing rain water to create and install rain gardens and rain barrels. Attendees will also receive FREE Water Smart information and water conservation materials available at the Let's be Water Smart & PRIDE displays.
"Rain Gardens & Rain Barrels" is the second workshop of the 2004 Fall Water Smart Landscape Series. The third, and last, workshop is on Saturday, November 13, 2004, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the James City/Williamsburg Community Center, 5301 Longhill Road, in Williamsburg. Joe Hertzler of Hertzler George, a local design and build landscape firm, will present "Designing with Nature - A New Aesthetic," focusing on landscaping in harmony with natural conditions.
"Let's be Water Smart" is a public / private water management initiative of the James City Service Authority. The goal of Let's be Water Smart is to promote responsible water usage in James City County. For more information, visit www.bewatersmart.org or contact Beth Davis, JCSA Environmental Education Coordinator, at 253-6859.