CRWP has two events this week on creating a beautiful garden to keep water clean

Way Park, NorthfieldThe Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP), the Friends of Way Park and the City of Northfield are teaming up for two events to help people learn about and install rain gardens.  Rain gardens filter runoff, create habitat, and are beautiful. 

May 17th – 7:00 – 8:00 PM  – Blue Thumb class to learn about rain gardens

Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 West 3rd St. Northfield

The class will cover: Rain garden basics; Design and installation for your property; Maintenance.

Bring a rough sketch of your property layout and downspouts for more site specific advice. Northfield residents may qualify for a $250 grant to install their own rain garden. Attendance is free but registration is requested. 

Please contact Leslie at 507-786-3915 or

These are photos of students from Park Elementary School in Cross Plains, WI planting a Rain Garden adjacent to their school. This activity was an outgrowth of the Restore Institute which was held at the UW Arboretum last year. The photos were taken on June 5, 2007.May 19th – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Way Park Community Planting Day

Location:  Way Park, 720 West 1st St., Northfield

Join us for a community planting day for the new rain gardens in Way Park.  Come for 15 minutes or stay the whole day!

No gardening experience necessary.  Bring gloves and a shovel if you have them.  Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Questions? Contact Leslie at 507-786-3915 or

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