Thank you for your investment and interest in improving our watershed. Clean water really does start with you. Keep your project functioning and looking great with these tools and resources.
Maintenance is key to a successful project. Starting good maintenance habits from the start helps avoid maintenance from piling-up.
Maintenance presentation: Part 1 Raingarden refresher
Maintenance presentation: Part 2 Ideas from local residents
Learn more about native plants and sharpen your skills at identifying weeds.
BlueThumb: How-to documents, videos, plant guides, and much more!
The Raingarden Book is available through VLAWMO for $10, and can also be purchased through several vendors found on Blue Thumb.org/raingardens.
Cost-share recipients are eligible for a free copy of Common Lakeshore Weeds. Call (651-204-6070) or visit the VLAWMO office for a copy.
Experience is the best teacher! VLAWMO invites all cost-share participants to share your story to help make a difference for the watershed.
A new project is a great opportunity for documenting growth and changes as projects mature. Residents can photograph their project to demonstrate how the plants grow or how the project harnesses water over time.
Tell the story of your project by being featured in a Neighborhood Spotlight article. Completed articles include a photo of a homeowner with the project, technical information on the project, and a brief interview. See examples below.
Kate Winsor: June, 2018
Beth Fruehling: May, 2018
Glander Family: April, 2018
Ronna Smitherman: February, 2018