It’s the 47th Anniversary of Earth Day, (read about the first one here) but I wonder if we shouldn’t deem EVERY day Earth Day from here on out? The current Federal Administration plans to decimate the EPA and erase regulations to return us to an era that made Earth Day, the EPA, etc. necessary in the first place.
Fortunately, we can control our own responses to these backward efforts through positive action in our own yards, neighborhoods, and communities. Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest was written to empower home- and land-owners in the development of stormwater mitigation systems themselves because Rain Gardens have an IMMEDIATE, DIRECT, POSITIVE ecological effect on our urban streams and our groundwater systems by keeping toxic rain runoff out of the clean water systems to begin with.
To celebrate Earth Day, on Saturday, April 22nd, amazing Illustrator Jill Nunemaker and I will be discussing rain gardens and signing our book Rain Gardens for the Pacific Northwest at Molbak’s in Woodinville from noon-1pm.
It’s a great opportunity to learn more about rain gardens and other forms of stormwater mitigation you can install in your yard, and to purchase lots of native plants to increase the positive ecological effects to our environment.
Come see us! What’s the worst that could happen?