News Archive

Here you will past announcements and links of interest. We will make every attempt to make sure the external sites are still "live", so send us an email if you find a broken link.

The following were past news items:

  1. February 26th, 2010. The Initiative was recently in the news.
  2. February 26th, 2010. It's that time of year again! The Rain Garden Initiative is selling rain garden kits and rain barrels through the Lucas Soil and Water annual tree sale. For more information, check out the Lucas SWCD tree sale brochure.
  3. February 26th, 2010. The new rain garden documents are here! Check out the NW Ohio Homeowners Manual and the new Rain Garden Initiative brochure.
  4. December 1st, 2009. The Educators Page has been updated with new materials!
  5. November 25th, 2009. We have posted the presentations from the Green Infrastructure Workshop. You can find them here.
  6. September 14th, 2009. The Rain Garden Initiative and partners are sponsoring a green infrastructure workshop, for more information check out the page here.
  7. August 11th, 2009. There are additional rain barrels and composters left over from the Frogtown Fair. (no barrels or composters left)
  8. July 1st, 2009. We have posted some new information regarding the upcoming Maywood Avenue project. Click here for the new Maywood page.
  9. June 10th, 2009. Missed the first rain barrel sale this spring? Well, now is your chance to participate in our next sale! Pickup will be on August 8th, from 9am - noon at 237 South Erie Street, Toledo, OH. Orders must be placed by August 1st, 2009. (sale now over)
  10. May 19th, 2009. Rain Gardens in the news - check out this Toledo Blade link for the latest install at the Buehner Center.
  11. May 13th, 2009. The Rain Garden Initiative and partners are offering a FREE Science and Civics Teacher Workshop that focuses on rain gardens. For more information, check out the workshop here.
  12. May 1, 2009. Spring has arrived!! We've updated our site with a new calendar and have made some changes (mostly cosmetic) to the the About Us page. Also, the City of Toledo has received funding through the stimulus package for a large rain garden project! The Maywood Project aims to retrofit a street suffering from chronic flooding problems with bioretention cells, rain gardens, and rain barrels. Check out The Blade article posted here.
  13. March 31, 2009. The rain barrel and rain garden kit sales are now over. Thank you to those folks who purchased rain barrels or rain garden kits! In other news, we recently updated the site. Our new pages include a free Downloads Page, Educators Page, and a Rain Garden Tour. We have also made some small cosmetic upgrades. More coming soon, stay tuned!
  14. February 26, 2009. The Rain Garden Initiative and partners are currently sponsoring a pair of spring sales, including a rain barrel and rain garden kit sale. (sales now over)
  15. January 13, 2009. The website is currently being updated. We are rearranging some of the links and menus to make room for new information, such as the new plants page. Check back soon as their is more to come!
  16. October 23-24, 2008. The Rain Garden Initiative recently organized and sponsored a two day workshop at Springfield Township Hall. For more information.
  17. June 6, 2008. Start Rain Garden project on Ecotrack
  18. May 21, 2008.  Start High School rain garden installation on Channel 24.
  19. February 18, 2008.  Link to Marcus on WTOL Ecotrack (Rain garden at Oak Openings Metropark)
  20. January 25, 2008. Link to Gary Belan of American Rivers “Rain Garden How-to Video Series” blog: 

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