Cedar Rapids residents can apply for free design and installation of a rain garden, a landscaping feature that captures rain water runoff on your property and can help improve water quality downstream.
Rain gardens not only provide a functional value, but can add beauty to your yard, as well.
AmeriCorps is partnering with the city of Cedar Rapids for the Free Rain Garden Design/Installation Giveaway in 2018.
Applications are due March 27, 2018, and can be requested from Stormwater Coordinator Cara Matteson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Design and installation of rain gardens will be completed by AmeriCorps at no cost to the resident. Applicants will be contacted by May if they have been selected to win a rain garden design/installation, with installation planned for May-August 2018.
Rain garden material costs (plants, edgers) will be at the expense of the resident, but these expenses are eligible for the City’s Stormwater Cost-Share Program.
Information on the cost-share program can be found on the City’s website.
Linn County Master Gardeners and other experts offer advice on a multitude of gardening topics during the Winter Gardening Fair, coming up on March 3, 2018. Find information on the fair here.