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Rain, Rain, Go Away: Utilizing Rainwater in the Home Landscape

downspout with rain garden plants
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University of Illinios Extension
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Rock Island

There are many environmental benefits to reducing stormwater runoff, and it can be done in ways that enhance landscapes and natural areas.

Illinois Extension is hosting a two-part series where you will learn methods for managing rainwater to reduce runoff and make good use of this precious resource on site. Stormwater management methods, plant selection, project design, and landscape maintenance will be discussed. Following the series, participants will be invited to join us in the construction of a rain garden in the spring of 2023.

The cost for the series is $50 and includes lunch. You must register in advance. Sign up at or call Illinois Extension at (309) 756-9978.

The Rainscaping Education Program is managed in collaboration with Purdue Extension, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, and the University of Illinois Extension.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact