Learn how to install a rain garden in free City of Burien workshop on Sat., Sept. 9

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Community members are invited to learn how to install a rain garden in a free workshop hosted by the City of Burien on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This will be the second of three “learning and doing” workshops where volunteers will both learn and help install ten rain gardens in low-income neighborhoods across Burien. DIRTCorps‘ Community Partnership Environmental Training Program will deliver the training and help volunteers install the rain gardens.

The workshop will be held at 1032 SW 150th Street (map below).

Workshop instruction will be available in both English and Spanish. No experience is necessary. Volunteer learners will have the opportunity to earn a Rain Garden Certificate of Training awarded by City of Burien and DIRTCorps. There will also be a raffle for prizes.

Free registration at BurienParks.net.


  • 10:00 – 10:15 am. Welcome and Introductions – Mary Eidmann, City of Burien and Cari Simson, DIRTCorps
  • 10:15 – 10:30 am. Site Analysis: Determining rain garden size based on rainfall, roof size, and gutter placement – Jaén Gomez, DIRTCorps
  • 10:30 – 10:45 am. Rain Garden Plant Selection – Roseann Barnhill, Aster Rosa Ecology and Design
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am. How to plant: Proper planting technique, plant intro and demo with words of wisdom from the crew – DIRT Crew
  • 11:00 – 1:40 pm. Plant and Mulch – Everyone
  • 1:40 pm – 2:00 pm. Closing Remarks: Wrap up, raffle prizes, and award Certificate of Training for volunteers – Mary Eidmann, City of Burien and Cari Simson, DIRTCorps

Light refreshments will be provided. Restrooms are available courtesy of homeowners.

About the project
Support for this project is provided in part by the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

Please visit www.burienwa.gov/waterschool for more information.

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