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RainScapes Garden Tour
Saturday, June 3  &  Sunday, June  4
10 am - 5 pm

 

Spend an hour exploring RainScapes projects at the homes of neighbors who have already taken the plunge!

Thinking of making your yard more watershed-friendly?  Tired of heavy rains creating a river running through your yard?  See what can you do to manage rainwater on your property and improve the quality of local waterways as they drain into the Chesapeake Bay.  Take a Self-Guided Tour of RainScapes Projects in our area.  This educational event will feature a local rain garden experts and provide opportunities to see stormwater management projects in the Cabin John Creek watershed.

RainScapes are areas of your yard that capture and filter rainwater, which helps keep pollutants out of streams and creeks.  Montgomery County has RainScapes Rewards program to help you plan your own RainScapes project and defray the costs.  On this tour, you can learn all about RainScapes and what you can do to help keep your watershed clean. 

We hope that this event will help you decide whether a RainScpes Project is right for you! 

 

Tour Details

  • You can start and end your tour at any house on the tour – there is no set path to follow.

  • You can download the tour map here, or, you will find an FoCJC brochure stand with a flyer with the project description and a tour map at each property.

  • You are invited to explore three types of RainScapes projects on three Carderock neighborhood properties.

                 1.    8115 Lilly Stone Drive, Bethesda (project description)
                        RainScapes Demonstration Project
                 2.    8216 Lilly Stone Drive, Bethesda (project description)
                        Conservation Garden
                 3.    8015 Glenmore Spring Road, Bethesda (project description)
                        Permeable Pavement

  • Homeowner and Landscape Designer Lisa Wilcox Deyo will be available for questions at Property #2 on sat/sun, times  (8216 Lilly Stone Drive).

  • This event will be held rain or shine, so please prepare appropriately (raingear, sunscreen, etc.).

  • For your safety, please wear flat walking shoes and watch for steps and uneven surfaces as you visit the properties.

  • Please be respectful of homeowners and neighbors.

  • Do not block driveways or the roadway when parking.

  • Check for traffic when crossing roads.

  • Pets, except service animals, are not permitted.

  • No smoking.

  • Friends of Cabin John Creek, its affiliates, and owners of the properties are not responsible for accidents occurred on the tours.

  • Friends of Cabin John Creek does not endorse any specific vendor or technology.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions (tina@cabinjohncreek.org).