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Discover the Grounds: Rain Gardens

Bellows/Cassatt Rooms
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Explore an eco-friendly way to manage stormwater in this free, nature-themed presentation. Led by local environmental scientist Eric Fuselier, this month we’re learning all about rain gardens! We’ll explore the critical role rain gardens can play in stormwater management, as well as how they can add beauty to the local landscape. You’ll get an expert glimpse at the history of these functional garden spaces, as well as how to design, construct, and choose plants for rain gardens of your own.

Free, tickets required. Reserve your spot online or with Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 today. 

About the Instructor

Eric Fuselier is an Environmental Scientist at Olsson who has helped design multiple rain garden projects across Northwest Arkansas and in the surrounding states. Eric serves as a national director for Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes, a non-profit whose mission is to “promote environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities.” Eric and his wife purchased an illegal dumping ground in eastern Benton County in 2014, and after cleaning it up and building their cabin with help from close friends and family, they have been working to establish native plants to replace all of the trash and invasive species that had taken over before purchasing it.