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Fort Wayne Rain Gardens
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Workshops dates added for Spring 2015!  -- Thursday, May 7 and Saturday, May 16.  Call 311 to register.

As part of the City's effort to improve the quality of our three rivers and the streams that feed them, City Utilities encourages home owners, businesses and institutions build rain gardens. We'll show you how!

A rain garden is a landscaped area that holds rain water runoff for a few hours to a few days. Rain gardens are planted with native plants that help the soil soak up more water. These plants may improve the quality of the water that does runoff.

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Workshop dates set for 2015.... see details 

Again in 2015 City Utilities is offering workshops to show you how to plant a rain garden.  If you've already been through a workshop, we're also offering a short "refresher class" with a focus on selecting and using native plants.  See the schedule...

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By attending a workshop you may quality for a cash payment through Fort Wayne's Rain Garden Incentive Program. Read more.....



If you already have a registered Rain Garden and want to show off your work,  you can send us pictures!

Mail to: City Utilities, 200 E. Berry Street, Suite 270 OR

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Over 100 Rain Gardens have been created in and around Fort Wayne.  Is there one in your neighborhood? Check the map..

Help Fort Wayne reach its goal of
1,000 rain gardens!