U of I Extension to offer rainscaping demonstration Thursday in Nauvoo

University of Illinois Extension

NAUVOO, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension will offer a rainscaping demonstration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the corner of Hyde and Hotchkiss in historic Nauvoo. A group photo will be taken at approximately 7 p.m. 

Twenty-five community members and leaders who have participated in the rainscaping workshop series will be planting a rain garden to be used as an educational garden for the county. The series is a part of the Hancock County Hazard Mitigation Planning process where community leaders and members were invited to learn landscape-based solutions for managing stormwater flood hazards. 

As a collective community, residents, businesses and developers can utilize rain gardens and other rainscaping practices to slow stormwater on their property, allow it to infiltrate into the soil and lessen the burden on community stormwater systems, streets and other runoff surfaces.    

This project was supported with funding from the Extension Disaster Education Network utilizing Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.  

For more information, contact Amy Lefringhouse, environment and energy educator, at 217-223-8380 or heberlei@illinois.edu.

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