We just went to a rain garden workshop sponsored by Friends of the Mississippi River. I am overwhelmed, but we have some ideas, plus we found out about some good grant opportunities through the Capital River Watershed District. We think we will try out the little triangle formed at the corner of our sidewalks (we are a corner lot) and then maybe a long, skinny one in the boulevard to capture water that runs off a little down the sidewalk. I’m thinking maybe we can develop a grant proposal that includes both rain gardens and rain barrels since I’m not sure we can place rain gardens up on the top of the retaining wall.

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