Landscape for the River!
Turn your backyard into a force for clean water while supporting pollinators and other wildlife!
There's a great deal of information out there on rain barrels, raingardens and other water-friendly gardening and landscaping practices.
One way to familiarize yourself with watershed-friendly landscaping and gardening practice is to attend one of our free or reduced-cost workshops. These classes overview native plants, rain barrels, raingardens and other water-wise practices and are offered several times a year. Presenters keep the material engaging and approachable, and are always happy to answer questions specific to your yard or landscaping situation. As soon as dates are set, we post them on our events calendar and note them in our e-newsletter, Mississippi Messages.
If you're looking for information right away, the following pages on some of the most popular watershed-friendly landscaping topics can help get you started. We combed the net for the most useful and practical information we could find.
- Rain barrels
- Lawn care
- Native plant information
- Cost-share programs
- Winter maintenance and salting
... And if you're really ready for a big project, check out green roofs!