The East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District’s Native Plant Sale ends February 3, so if you’ve been thinking about your early spring yard and garden projects, it’s time to get your order in!
Need more “how to” information on naturescaping, rain gardens, and other ways to get more of Portland’s rain soaking into the ground instead of going into pipes? Check out these resources:
--East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District classes for naturescaping basics, rain gardens, and site planning
--Environmental Services’ How to Build a Rain Garden video and How to Disconnect a Downspout video
You might have heard the recent news of Portland’s successful first year of managing combined sewer overflows. Green infrastructure, including property owners’ work to disconnect downspouts and manage stormwater through rain gardens and swales contributes to this success. Managing more stormwater naturally in all of Portland’s neighborhoods continues to be important for clean rivers and streams. Rain gardens, green streets, ecoroofs and trees help make our sewer system more efficient and protect water quality and habitat from stormwater pollution.