2018 Raingardens Program for Marshall Terrace Property Owners
Want to do your part to improve the watershed that flows into our lakes and rivers? Raingardens are beautiful landscaping features that protect water quality and provide habitat for pollinators. They use native plants and allow rainwater runoff to filter through the soil instead of flowing into storm drains and directly into our lakes and rivers.
This summer, the Marshall Terrace Neighborhood Association and Metro Blooms are teaming up to help neighborhood property owners install raingardens by lowering the cost and doing the most difficult job, excavating the gardens and hauling away the dirt. Up to 5 properties in Marshall Terrace will receive an onsite consultation and raingarden design from Metro Blooms.
Property owners only pay $50 for their consultation and MTNO will be providing the majority of funding. The property owner will receive a raingarden design and installation (including labor, hauling away soil, mulch, compost, and plants) for approximately $300-$460.
Interested property owners can email MTNO by May 31st at firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name on the list for an onsite consultation with a landscape designer during spring/summer of 2018. Please provide your name and address.
You are urged to register as soon as possible as consultations will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. The consultation includes identifying runoff conditions on your property, taking measurements, determining the appropriate size for your raingarden, and selecting plants.
The raingardens will be constructed by Metro Blooms and the Conservation Corps of Minnesota during the summer of 2018. Metro Blooms will order the plants, and property owners will be responsible for planting their raingarden. Metro Blooms will also provide supplemental information and follow-up related to maintenance of the new raingardens.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jennifer at Metro Blooms at email@example.com.