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*CANCELLED* Rain Garden Guardians
May 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
The City of Chattanooga manages many rain gardens in our Chattanooga Parks. Here’s your opportunity to learn up close and personal about these sites, hang out with friends AND earn volunteer hours.
Sites are as follows:
Feb 27th – Renaissance Park
March 5th – Spears Ave Pump Track at Stringers Ridge
March 26th – Warner Park
April 2nd – John A Patten Park and YFD Center
April 23rd – Renaissance Park
May 7th- Spears Ave Pump Track at Stringers Ridge
May 28th – Warner Park
June 4th – John A Patten Park and YFD Center
Do you want to learn more about rain gardens, gardening with native plants, supporting urban wildlife, stormwater pollution, green infrastructure design, plant i.d., or exotic invasive management? Are you interested in low impact exercise, more time outside, earning volunteer hours, picking up a new skill, or meeting people with similar interests? Come visit us on a Rain Garden Guardian Day for an educational tour or to volunteer!
Participant expectations: Come prepared to learn and ask questions, and if working get dirty and be in the sun. We recommend long, loose fitting pants with belt (great for hanging hand tools on), closed toe shoes, gardening gloves, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, water bottle, nutritious snack. Bringing your own hand tools and gloves is recommended, but we have some to share.
Work may include: Hand weeding, plant i.d., digging, pulling or cutting vegetation, mulching, pruning large or woody plants, uprooting exotic invasive plants, raking debris, standing, squatting, kneeling, lifting, etc.