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Rain garden workshop offered for landscape and building professionals

The 2014 Professional Rain Garden Workshop presented by WSU Kitsap Extension will be held in Bremerton in October for green industry professionals. The two-day workshop will cover the design and installation of rain gardens, including a wide range of topics such as benefits, regulations, site analysis, hydrologic modeling, materials specifications, maintenance and the latest on regulatory updates on these Low Impact Development (LID) features. 

This popular class is in its fourth year and more than 60 professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds have attended, many coming from outside the county to take advantage of this training. The lineup of speakers will feature expert researchers in the field of Low Impact Development, experienced landscape professionals, representatives from local agencies and others to answer questions

The class is available for total of 11 Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) and Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) credits. A new benefit this year is that the workshop counts for eco-Pro credits. A database of businesses that have completed the training is provided to homeowners and small business owners in Kitsap County who are seeking to hire professional firms for rain garden projects and can be accessed at ext100.wsu.edu/kitsap/nrs/rain-garden-program/professional-rain-garden-workshop/

The workshop will take place on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16-17, from 9:30-4:30 p.m. at a location to be determined. Early registration by Sept. 5 deadline is $60 per day/$100 for both days; after that it is $85 per day/$150 for both days. Box lunch and beverages are included when registration is paid by Sept. 29.

To register online visit kitsap.wsu.edu. For more information, contact Colleen Miko at cmiko [at] co [dot] kitsap [dot] wa [dot] us or 360-307-4378. 


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