Let’s Build a Raingarden!
Sally Wenczel is a West Bloomfield Parks and Rec Commissioner and a supporter of using native plants in urban landscapes. Through her talk, you will learn about Michigan Ecology and the use of Raingardens in your urban yard. Sally Wenczel has installed multiple raingardens in her yard to collect and filter the rain.
She authored a children’s book “Let’s Build a Rain Garden”
Let’s Build a Rain Garden leads children into Michigan ecology through verse. They get a close up look at the fun creatures and native plants that thrive inside a rain garden while learning the more high-level terms STORMWATER and WATERSHED. The book is written for children, however adults will enjoy taking notes on the basic steps for building a rain garden as well. Be a part of the solution to stop the pollution. It all begins with YOU!
Johnson Nature Center
Green Infrastructure in Oakland County
Speaker Jim Nash, Oakland County Drain Commissioner
Commissioner Nash will be giving a general overview of green infrastructure, why it’s needed and how it works. More specifically he will talk about the cost effectiveness of GI and how climate change is making GI more important than ever in the Great Lakes Region
April 19, 2023 – Monthly Program (See Events Calendar)
7:00 – 9:00 PM Johnson Nature Center
Weeds or Wildflowers? Yes!
April 20, 2023 – Earth Day Celebration at West Bloomfield Parks and Rec (Table event)
April 22, 2023 – Earth Day Celebration
March 15, 2023 – Registration Required – Winter Seed Sowing Workshop
March 22, 2023 – Registration Required – Native Garden Design Workshop
More events on our Events Calendar