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Creating Resilient Yards Workshop

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Free Metro Blooms Workshop: Residents are invited to learn how to change their yards to help combat water pollution at a Metro Blooms workshop 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at St. Barnabas Lutheran Church, 15600 Old Rockford Road.

The workshop, “Creating Resilient Yards,” is free for Plymouth residents.

The workshop will teach residents how to change the microclimate of their yards to manage storm water onsite and help prevent runoff from their properties.

When it rains in an urban or suburban area, water droplets land on buildings, driveways, vehicles, parking lots and other nonporous surfaces. That runoff picks up dirt and pollutants and flows into storm drains and, eventually, streams and lakes.

According to Metro Blooms, the main source of water pollution is urbanization. Creating resilient yards helps improve drainage problems onsite.

Workshop attendees will receive recommendations from landscape designers and Master Gardeners for establishing yards that are better able to survive, adapt and grow in the face of chronic stressors.

To register for the workshop, call 651-699-2426 or visit

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