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Toilet Rebate Program

Toilet

Goodbye Thirsty!

Purchase water saving toilets for $50-$60.

“Hey, it’s not going to attract birds and butterflies like a rain garden, but replacing your old toilet with a new water conserving fixture will help local rivers and Lake Michigan just the same.”

Program runs May 1 – May 31 or while supplies last
Visit MMSD’s web page for details.


Wild Ones – Root River Chapter

Native Plant Sale

Saturday, June 7, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Seno Woodland Education Center
3606 Dyer Lake Road, Burlington, WI 53105

Plants for your rain, prairie, woodland, and butterfly gardens and more. Contact c-russin@northwestern.edu or 608-408-7082 for more info.

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Welcome!

To the South East Wisconsin Rain Garden Resources website!

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The purpose of this website is to help connect community members with photos and information regarding one of the most earth-friendly practices fighting runoff pollution- Rain Gardens! By definition, a rain garden is a garden that uses native landscaping to soak up rainwater coming from your downspout or drainage system.

View an educational video on Rain gardens HERE!

The benefits provided by rain gardens:

  • Increasing the amount of water that filters into the ground, which recharges local and regional aquifers
  • Helping protect communities from flooding and drainage problems
  • Helping protect streams and lakes from pollutants carried by urban stormwater- lawn fertilizers and pesticides, oil and other fluids that leak from cars, and numerous harmful substances that wash off roofs and paved areas
  • Enhancing the beauty of yards and neighborhoods
  • Providing valuable habitat for birds, butterflies, and many beneficial insects

Interested in ordering a Wisconsin Rain Garden Educators Kit?

Click HERE to download the order form!

Already have a Rain Garden?

Register your garden HERE!
Send us a photo HERE!

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For more information please contact:

Andy Yencha
UWEX – Natural Resources Educator
9501 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa WI 53226
414-256-4631
414-256-4646 (fax)
andrew.yencha@ces.uwex.edu



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