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April 13, 2020, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Town Hall Complex
March 10, 2020, 8:00 AM - April 15, 2020, 4:30 PM @ Program includes online courses and field day for the certification course.
Learn how to design and build resiliency into local yards! This course focuses on rain garden and rainwater harvesting system design and installation. Rain gardens and rainwater harvesting systems assist residents with flood and erosion management, water conservation and establishment of backyard habitat.
As part of the Master Rain Gardener program, participants will learn about:
• Rain garden site assessment
• Soil analysis
• Design standards and elements
• Plant selection
• Rainwater harvesting system sizing and design
• Rainwater harvesting water use and safety measures
• Maintenance and use for long term success
The Certification Track, geared towards professional audiences, includes a field day that will take place April 15th in Charleston, SC.
The Letter of Completion Track is intended for home gardeners, Master Gardeners, and other residential audiences. Attendance in the field day is not included in this track.
See website for track specific details.
March 19, 2020, 8:00 AM - May 1, 2020, 5:00 PM @ 8 Week online course with a field day in Charleston area on April 30th (Stormwater Pond Track) and May 1st (Recreational pond track)
Learn about stormwater or recreational ponds with this Clemson Extension program that provides management strategies to pond owners and managers through an online classroom and hands-on field training.
Participants can complete the full Master Pond Manager recognition training, or complete a Letter of Completion in Recreational or Stormwater Pond Management. Participants in the full Master Pond Manager course will receive three Category 5 pesticide CEC hours.
Course content includes:
• Recreational Pond Design and Construction
• Stormwater Pond Design, Inspection and Maintenance
• Limnology and Water Quality
• Integrated Aquatic Plant Management
• Best Management Practices for Stormwater Ponds
• Fish Management