Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rainscapes Rewards

This is a terrific program, so I'm reprinting this news from Rainscapes Rewards:

The 2009 form for Rainscapes Rewards is posted on the Rainscapes page. This is an incentive program offering rebates for on-site stormwater practices such as rain gardens, conservation landscaping, permeable pavers and rainbarrels. Other practices qualify too! Applications encouraged! Rebates are offered on a first come, first served basis as long as there is money in the rebate fund. Forms may be downloaded from the Rainscapes page at .

Also, Solid Waste Services is offering a workshop in mid May:
Rain Garden and Worm Composting Workshop (registration is required)Sunday, May 17, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Learn what rain gardens are, how they are maintained, and why we need more. Then, find out about composting indoors with worms! We'll discuss how to successfully set up and maintain worm bins for turning your food scraps into black gold for your garden. Advance registration required.
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1 comment:

MaryF said...

The Green Tip of the Month included in your May e-news mentions the $25 rebate being offered for Montgomery homeowners to plant a tree. While I'm all for encouraging tree planting, I agree with this statement from a letter in today's Gazette:

"Our illustrious County Council and county executive stood by and let the state bulldoze 500, I repeat 500, acres of old growth forest and now they want us to pay to replant it. What's next?"

Jacqui Sapper, Silver Spring