MMSD 2019 Annual Rain Garden Plant Sale

Welcome to the Spring 2019 Rain Garden Plant Sale and Workshop, brought to you by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in partnership with Agrecol Native Seed and Plant Nursery. This year we are offering a wide selection of Rain Garden Plants for up to 50% off retail cost! All items must be pre-ordered by March 31st, 2019. Plants will be available for pick-up on June 8th 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 our Rain Garden Design Workshops on March 16th or March 23rd. 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:

March 16th Workshop

March 23rd Workshop

You can also learn more by calling the Fresh Coast Resource Center at 414-225-2222 or visiting these websites:

https://www.freshcoastguardians.com/resources/green-strategies/rain-gardens

https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/green-infrastructure/rain-gardens

Pick-Up Location & Details

Plant pickup will take place on Saturday, June 8; Hours: 9am – Noon 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.

Address

260 W. Seeboth Street, Milwaukee

Pickup

Saturday

9:00 AM — 12:00 Noon