The City of Woodbury is teaming up with the East Metro Water Resource Education Program to host a free “Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water” workshop at 6:30 p.m., April 27 in the council chambers at Woodbury City Hall, 8301 Valley Creek Road.
The workshop will cover the basics of designing and installing a rain garden, as well as options for shoreline landscaping for lakes and wetlands. Workshop participants will leave with a packet of information, as well as resources for design and installation assistance.
Blue Thumb plantings, including native gardens, rain gardens and shoreline plantings, are not only good for water quality, but also provide other benefits. Native plants do not require mowing, fertilizing, or pesticides and after the first year, don’t need to be watered.
The plantings can attract birds and butterflies and discourage geese and rain gardens are good for controlling erosion, wet spots and other drainage issues, while shoreline plantings are an effective method for stabilizing lake and wetland edges.
To register, please Sharon Doucette at (651) 714-3538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.