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December 6-7, 2012


E.W. Shell Fisheries Center
Center for Aquatic Resources Management
2101 North College St
Auburn, AL 36849


Day 1 - 12/6/12 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Day 2 - 12/7/12 - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Who Should Attend

  • Commercial and residential landscapers
  • Landscape architects
  • Design engineers

About the workshop:

As homeowners and property managers become more aware of the issues of stormwater management, many of them are choosing to manage the runoff from their homes and businesses with rain gardens. Rain gardens are shallow depressions and serve as landscape features that can effectively collect and treat stormwater and reduce localized flooding. Rain gardens can be integrated into the existing landscape as a retrofit or be included in the initial landscaping plan. To effectively manage stormwater, rain gardens must be accurately sized and properly constructed. This 1.5 day workshop will present a method for sizing and designing rain gardens and will detail proper construction techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to take a test and become certified in rain garden design and installation.

Workshop participants will be installing a rain garden. Participants should dress accordingly for the weather (this will take place RAIN or SHINE). Close-toed shoes are highly recommended. Bring sunblock/hats/gloves if preferred. Bottled water will be provided

Workshop Fee

Early Registration $45

About the Rain Garden Certification Program

Rain Garden The Rain Garden Certification Program is available to professionals that design, install, or maintain rain gardens. It provides you with the opportunity to learn how to properly design and install a rain garden in a residental or commercial setting.

Advantages of earning the professional certification:

  • Your company will be included in the listing of Certified Rain Garden Professionals for Alabama
  • Increase marketing and sales potentials
  • Distinguish yourself by offering additional services

As a result of this training you will:

  • Understand why stormwater needs to be managed
  • Understand the importance of properly-designed practices
  • Understand the principles of rain garden location, construction and maintenance
  • Learn how to properly design and size rain gardens
  • Be able to select appropriate vegetation
  • Design, build and plant a small rain garden
  • Be eligible to take a test at the conclusion of the training to be certified in rain garden design and installation

About the Certification:

This certification is awarded by Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

To receive the certification, attendees must attend the workshop and then receive a score of at least 80% on an examination.

Continuing Education Credits will be available, more information coming soon.


Visist our website for more information on Rain Gardens.


This workshop is sponsored by: Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University Department of Agronomy and Soils, Auburn University Landscape Architecture, Mill Creek Project, Parkerson Mill Creek Watershed, SWaMP, Alabama Water Watch, City of Auburn, Alabama Clean Water Partnership, NC State University Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, and NC Cooperative Extension.


Marie Thomas

2/19/2013 7:39 AM

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