Rain Garden Assistance Program

Help keep Chicago clean and green!

This summer Chicago residents have an opportunity to learn how to create a rain garden and to receive rain garden plants at significantly discounted prices through a pilot rain garden assistance Program, supported by the Chicago Department of Environment and Rain Garden Network.

Rain gardens keep pollutants and excess water out of the sewer system and attract wildlife including birds, butterflies and other beneficial insects. By installing a rain garden in your yard you will capture some of the rainwater that falls on your property, leading to a great looking garden and fostering a healthier environment.

This workshop series is FREE and the rain garden plants will sell for $1 each. The number of plants will be determined according to size of each applicant’s garden plot.

TITLE: Rain Garden Assistance Program
DATES: 7/7 & 7/14/2007 (attendance at both sessions is REQUIRED)
TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PRESENTERS: Sue Cubberly, Rain Garden Network; Greencorps Chicago

At least one person from your site must attend Sessions 1 and 2 (Maximum of 3 attendees per garden).

How To Apply

Application Requirements:
1. Complete Rain Garden Assistance Program Application
2. Must be a City of Chicago resident and site location
3. Proposed garden dimensions must be a minimum of 15 square feet
and maximum 500 square feet
4. Include site sketch and a photo of your proposed site for review
by horticulture and design professionals.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2007
§ Valid applications will be reviewed for consideration in the 2007 pilot program.
§ Applications received after 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 31 will not be considered.
§ Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 5:00 PM Thursday, June 14, 2007.

Please note: Space is limited. Application is required. For more detailed information and to request an application, call (312) 746-9642.

Return via mail, email, or fax to:
Chicago Center for Green Technology
Attn: Katie Rehrauer
445 N. Sacramento Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
[Fax] 312-746-9192 or [Email] greentech@cityofchicago.org

Chicago Center for Green Technology & Green Building Resource Center
City of Chicago – Department of Environment
445 North Sacramento Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
Hotline: (312) 746-9642
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