Rain Garden Facts and Fiction Discussed in Winter 2016 Issue of Conservation Currents from the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

True or false: That spot in your backyard that is always soggy and never dries out is a perfect place for a rain garden.  Not necessarily true!

In fact, that’s Myth #1 of “Seven Myths about Rain Gardens,” in the Winter 2016 issue of Conservation Currents, the newsletter of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, located in Fairfax.  As the article notes, rain gardens are “a great way to handle runoff on your property, but it is important to do it right.”  The article gives some key, basic facts to help property owners investigate the possibility of using a rain garden to help manage stormwater runoff.

The article is available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/newsletter/rain-garden-myths.htm; or contact the District at 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 905, Fairfax, VA 22035; phone (703) 324-1460, TTY 711; e-mail: conservationdistrict@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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