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Rain Garden Volunteer Learning Workshop Phase 2:
September 9th, 10 am – 2 pm
Second of three public workshops!
Community members are invited to learn how to install a rain garden in a workshop hosted by the City of Burien on Saturday, September 9. This will be the second of three “learning and doing” workshops where volunteers will both learn and help install ten rain gardens in low-income neighborhoods across Burien. DIRTCorps‘ Community Partnership Environmental Training Program will deliver the training and help volunteers install the rain gardens.
Workshop instruction will be available in both English and Spanish. No experience is necessary. Volunteer learners will have the opportunity to earn a Rain Garden Certificate of Training awarded by City of Burien and DIRTCorps. There will also be a raffle for prizes.
10:00 – 10:15 am. Welcome and Introductions – Mary Eidmann, City of Burien and Cari Simson, DIRTCorps
10:15 – 10:30 am. Site Analysis: Determining rain garden size based on rainfall, roof size, and gutter placement – Jaén Gomez, DIRTCorps
10:30 – 10:45 am. Rain Garden Plant Selection – Roseann Barnhill, Aster Rosa Ecology and Design
10:45 – 11:00 am. How to plant: Proper planting technique, plant intro and demo with words of wisdom from the crew – DIRT Crew
11:00 – 1:40 pm. Plant and Mulch – Everyone
1:40 pm – 2:00 pm. Closing Remarks: Wrap up, raffle prizes, and award Certificate of Training for volunteers – Mary Eidmann, City of Burien and Cari Simson, DIRTCorps
Light refreshments will be provided. Restrooms are available courtesy of homeowners.
About the project
Support for this project is provided in part by the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.
By attending this program, participants accept all terms and conditions of this agreement:
Equal Access City of Burien does not discriminate against or exclude anyone from participating in any programs or services on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation or handicap. I understand that if an accommodation is needed that such requests are needed at least ten working days before the activity begins. Emergency Treatment I consent to my child's or children's participation in the activity/program of the Burien Public Works Department, and authorize the Department and its employees or agents to provide emergency treatment for me, my child or children on my behalf. Photo/Video Release I give my permission to have my photo or the photo of my children or child taken, or videotaped, during classes or program activities when these are used by the Burien Public Works Department for publicity or marketing purposes. I consent to the use of my name, likeness, image and/or voice or those of my child or children without monetary compensation in connection with any Burien Public Works Department publicity, and expressly release the Burien Public Works Department and its agents from any and all claims for damages for libel, slander, invasion of the right of privacy and any other claim arising out of any broadcast, exhibition, promotion or advertising of the Burien Public Works Department. Limitation of Liability I, on behalf of myself (and my child(ren) if any such child(ren) are registering as a Participant) agree to indemnify and to hold the City of Burien, its agents, employees and officials, while acting within the scope of their duties, harmless from all lawsuits, causes of actions, demands, and claims, including costs of their defense, arising in favor of myself, my child(ren) participant (if applicable), or third parties, on account of personal injuries, death or damage to property arising out of the activities related to the above program(s).
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