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Webcast on Rain Water Harvesting and Rain Garden Training Planned

A Rain Water Harvesting/Rain Garden Train-the-Trainer Workshop will be webcast from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 9. It will be videoconferenced between Room 133 of the UVI Research and Extension Center on St. Croix and Room 114 of the UVI Teacher's Education Building on St. Thomas. The workshop is sponsored by UVI Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with the V.I. Resource Conservation & Development Council Inc.
Topics will include: Watersheds and Water Quality, Rain Water Harvesting Systems and Rain Gardens.
Nonpoint source pollution is the leading cause of stream impairment in the United States. Urban and suburban areas are frequently cited as sources of excess sediment, nutrients and pesticides due in part to denser populations and the intensive management of landscapes. This program proposes to increase knowledge and accelerate the adoption of simple, on-the-ground practices that may be implemented in urban and suburban landscapes to improve the quality of storm water runoff and promote water conservation. The program will be led by storm water management experts from North Carolina State University and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
Space in the videoconferencing rooms is limited, so please pre-register by calling the V.I. RC&D office at 692-9607 or UVI Cooperative Extension Service at 692-4066.

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