Rain Gardens with Native Plants

Date: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 Time: 1:00 am - 2:30 am Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)

Why do we need to be concerned about how we manage storm water around our homes? Storm water can carry pollutants from our lawns into the streams and rivers around our community as well as other problems. What can we do? In this program, Jeff Kohmstedt will share ways to manage this water such as by using rain barrels and creating rain gardens with native plants. He will also share other ways we can help protect the rivers, water, and wildlife from this run-off.

Jeff Kohmstedt joined Prairie Rivers Network in 2017 as its Communications and Outreach Coordinator. He has previously worked as outreach coordinator for the Illinois New Teacher Collaborative in Champaign, Illinois. He has worked as a grassroots lobbyist for the National Electrical Contractors Association in Washington, D.C., and he has taught composition at the University of Illinois, Parkland College, George Washington University, and Howard University.

Learn about more ways you can be part of the native plant movement.