OKC Offers Classes On Rain Gardens

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 12:56 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma City residents wanting to learn about how filtration gardens can be integrated into subdivision design can attend a free class from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, September 27 at the OSU-OKC campus in the Agricultural Resources Center, Room 226.

Richard McKown, community developer and designer with Green Earth Land Design and Zach Roach, vice president of development with Ideal Homes, will offer insights into how storm water run-off and overall water quality can be enhanced by integrating rain gardens into the design of subdivisions.

Rain gardens use plants as a filter to remove pollutants and reduce downstream contaminants. The presentation will focus on an experimental rain garden featured in a Norman subdivision. Discussion will also address the costs associated with implementation and maintenance of these innovative structures.

The class is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Lunch is not provided, but participants are welcome to bring their lunch. This is the sixth in a series of free monthly green infrastructure classes offered through the City of Oklahoma City.