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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Landscaping for Water

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Elawa Farm
1401 Middlefork Drive
Lake Forest, IL , 60045


Raise your hand if you know what it feels like to have water issues at home - flooded basement, soggy yard, etc.?

Join us at the Farm for an engaging and practical discussion on ways to mitigate water issues at your own home by how you create your landscaping and which plants you use.


  • Sharon Osterby of the Lake County Stormwater Commission
  • Bob Dean of the Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Cliff Miller of Cliff Miller Landscape Artistry

Bob will present the CNT's RainReady program.  Learn how CNT can partner with your municipality to create a comprehensive plan that will capture and absorb water on site.

"The way we build cities makes them flood, even in modest rainstorms, because asphalt and concrete prevent rainwater from soaking into the ground.  We call this urban flooding.  Through programs like our RainReady initiative, we help homeowners and municipalities save money by installing green infrastructure solutions like rain gardens and bioswales for stormwater management."  - CNT


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