Welcome to MMSD’s Spring Rain Garden Plant Sale!

The sale is brought to you by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in partnership with Agrecol Native Seed and Plant Nursery.

Plants will be available for pick-up on June 13th, 2020 at MMSD’s Headquarters.  See map below for location and pickup details. 

Why Rain Gardens?

Rain gardens reduce water pollution and improve our rivers and Lake Michigan. Rain gardens collect rain and melting snow, naturally absorbing them into the ground. By managing the rainwater where it falls,  rain gardens reduce storm water runoff that can transport many pollutants to our local waterways. Most people direct downspouts from rooftops into their rain gardens. However, you can also use them to absorb water from hillsides, driveways, and other hard surfaces. 

Another great way to reduce water pollution and runoff is to use a rain barrel, which can then provide fresh water to the rest of your garden.  

MMSD is excited to sponsor the Annual Rain Garden Plant sale. Installing a rain garden is an excellent, cost-effective way of doing your part to help protect Lake Michigan!

Jay Feiker, GISP
Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator

Still Unsure About What to Order?

Attend one of the two Rain Garden Design Workshops on March 28th. Each workshop will focus on how to design and build a rain garden, how to select plants, and how your rain garden can protect Lake Michigan. At the workshop, gardening experts will be on hand to discuss design tips and assist you with creating your rain garden.

Sign up here:

Morning of March 28th Workshop

Afternoon of March 28th Workshop

You can also learn more by calling the Fresh Coast Resource Center at 414-225-2222 or visiting www.freshcoastguardians.com

Pick-Up Location & Details

Plant pick up will take place on Saturday, June 13; Hours: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at MMSD’s Headquarters, 260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee. Make sure to mark the pickup date on your calendar; there is only one pickup date. *Orders not claimed by July 1st will be donated to local gardens.

Address

260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee

Pickup

Saturday

10:00 AM — 1:00 PM