Reminder: Discover benefits of rain gardens during Edmonds planting event Saturday

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The rainy season is coming fast, and now is the perfect time to learn about rain gardens, while lending a hand in your community during a volunteer planting event Oct. 10. Rain gardens are a landscape feature that allows you to control drainage safely while also providing protection to local creeks, lakes and Puget Sound from polluted runoff.

The City of Edmonds, in partnership with WSU Master Gardeners and Snohomish Conservation District, is building a neighborhood cluster of six rain gardens to help address stormwater runoff in Edmonds. Volunteers are invited to stop by 8324 Sierra Drive, Edmonds, on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 pm, to help plant the rain gardens and to learn how rain gardens work.

This event is free, and coffee and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Kate Riley, Snohomish Conservation District, at 425-377-7004.

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