April 25 Course Will Review Rain Garden Design, Construction, Maintenance

Dr. Fouad Jaber teaches a course on stormwater management. (AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana)

Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040, gabe.saldana@ag.tamu.edu

Contacts: Dr. Fouad Jaber, 972-952-9672, fouad.jaber@ag.tamu.edu

Dr. Saima Khursheed: 214-629-4976, Saima.khursheed@ag.tamu.edu

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FORT WORTH — Dr. Fouad Jaber, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecological engineering specialist in Dallas, will deliver an April 25 course on designing, building and maintaining gardens that take maximum advantage of rainwater and stormwater runoff.

The course, Rain Garden: Design, Building and Maintenance from Backyard to Parking Lot, will be in the Azalea Room at Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.

“A rain garden is a beautiful landscape feature consisting of a planted shallow depression which collects rainwater runoff from roofs, parking lots and other impervious surfaces,” Jaber said. “Rain gardens can help mitigate problems caused by excess stormwater, like pollution, erosion, flooding and many others.”

The $75 course is open to the public. Landscape architects, engineers, planners, contractors and stormwater professionals are especially encouraged to attend, Jaber said. Register at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/garden.

Information on professional education credits and continuing education units is available by contacting Dr. Saima Khursheed, research associate in Jaber’s laboratory by email at Saima.khursheed@ag.tamu.edu or phone at 214-629-4976.

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