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Learn How to Create a Weather Resilient Yard

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6-9 PM
Champlin City Hall
11955 Champlin Drive, Champlin, MN 55316

How to Register: Visit metroblooms.org to register online, or call 651-699-2426 This workshop is just $15 per household, so register soon. Some locations fill up fast.

Unseasonably warm weather, long periods of drought, and flooding rains are the new normal for Minnesota’s spring and summer seasons. Metro Blooms Creating Weather Resilient Yards workshops will give you an overview of the Minnesota’s changing weather patterns and ways to mitigate the impact in your own yard. You’ll receive recommendations for your own property and options for establishing mowable, native alternatives to “grass” turf. Includes one-on-one assistance from Metro Blooms landscape designers, Blue Thumb Planting for Clean Water Partners, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, and Master Water Stewards, as well as information about cost share programs and Blue Thumb resources for help along the way.

Increasingly severe changes in Minnesota’s weather patterns are impacting all of us, but these changes are felt the most in our cities. The urban heat “island effect” intensifies heat waves, and instead of storm water soaking into the soil where it can be cleaned, cooled and in turn help cool the earth – the high amount of impervious surface causes storm water to runoff carrying with it toxins and pollutants directly to our waters. You will learn there are many ways to create a more resilient landscape that can improve the microclimate in your own yard and protect our natural environment.

Workshop presented by Metro Blooms, sponsored by the City of Champlin Environmental Resources Commission (ERC), Shingle Creek and West Mississippi Watershed Management Commission, Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission, and the Bassett Creek Watershed Management Commission.

Metro Blooms, a local non-profit organization, works to strengthen communities by promoting environmentally-sound landscaping that beautifies neighborhoods and protects our environment.