Rain Garden Talk Presented by the Hamden Land Conservation Trust

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Hamden Land Conservation Trust  /  P.O. Box 6185 / Hamden / CT / 06517


Presented by Michael Dietz

UConn Extension Service, NEMO Director


Tuesday, March 29, 7 P.M.


Brooksvale Park

Veterans Memorial Hall

524 Brooksvale Avenue

Hamden, CT


Stormwater runoff is a problem. When rain falls on paved surfaces, it picks up oil, chemicals and other pollutants and carries them into our waterways.

We can help reduce stormwater pollution by building a rain garden. A rain garden is a garden that considers stormwater runoff in its design and plant selection. Usually, it involves a depression that collects stormwater runoff from a roof, driveway or yard and allows it to filter slowly into the ground.

Michael Dietz, Director of NEMO (UConn’s Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials) is a rain garden guru! He will focus on why rain gardens are important, how to size them, locate them, choose the proper plants for them, and maintain them. He will also introduce us to some snazzy tools—including a smartphone app and website to assist in rain garden construction



UConn’s Tolland County Extension Center’s rain garden, Vernon, CT