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Reduce rain runoff in your own backyard with the help of RiverLink

The environmental nonprofit is giving you the know-how and the tools to build green infrastructure at home.

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Get the tools to build a vibrant (and French Broad-friendly) rain garden like this one.

Photo via RiverLink

It’s gardening season — and in creating your outdoor oasis, you can show some love for the French Broad Watershed. RiverLink is hosting two workshops this month as part of its Reduce Rain Runoff campaign, helping you curb rain runoff (aka the biggest threat to the health of the French Broad River) right at home.

Rain Barrel Workshop | Saturday, May 18 | 10-11 a.m. | Black Mountain Town Hall, 160 Midland Ave., Black Mountain | Free, RSVP | Learn about the benefits of rain barrels and how to install them — you’ll even get a free barrel for your yard.

Rain Garden Workshop | Friday, May 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Black Mountain Public Library, 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain | Free, RSVP | Hear about the advantages of rain gardens and pro tips for building and maintaining them — plus, get free native plants to start building your own.

Learn more about how green infrastructure helps keep the French Broad River healthy, and read up on local success stories.

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