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Planning Smarter
We have created a new planning education program, Planning Smarter Montco 2014, which offers exciting planning education events throughout the year. We hope you can join us for these interesting and informative events to share information and insights. Most events include a half-hour time frame for registration. While pre-registration is not required for all events, we highly recommend you do register as this is our only way to contact you if an event changes or is cancelled. If you are not already on our email list, sign up to receive event announcements and other planning news. We invite you to also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest on planning in Montgomery County. For questions about our 2014 education schedule, contact Rita McKelvey 610-278-3753.

Rain Gardens: Learn How to Manage Stormwater in a More Environmentally Friendly and Attractive Way
September 27, 2014
Lower Perkiomen Valley Park
101 New Mill Rd.
Oaks, PA 19456
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Sign-in at the Main Pavilion - 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)

Learn how to create a rain garden and discover how rain gardens can be used to clean rainwater and create wildlife habitat!  This family-oriented event will offer information that is useful to all county residents as well as municipal employees interested in installing a rain garden in their community.  Two short presentations on rain gardens and how to select and plant the appropriate plants will be repeated at 10:00 and 11:00, followed by an opportunity to participate in installing a rain garden at the park.  Participants will get their hands dirty planting native plants that provide food and habitat for important insects and animals.  Our site will be pre-excavated and ready for planting.  Plants, tools, and other equipment will be provided.  Ages 6 and up can join in the planting.  There is a suggested donation of $2 per person (collected at the event). Pre-registration is required.  Register online or by contacting Rita McKelvey at 610-278-3753.  The event will be held weather permitting.  Participants can park at the main pavilion lot or at the park office.

Rain Garden Planting Plan