RAIN GARDENS TO THE RESCUE 2017 ONLINE APPLICATION
**Applications are due by April 22 , 2017 to be considered for the 2017 plantings.**
PREFERENCE FOR LOCATIONS IN COUNCIL DISTRICTS 5 & 6
Sewage and urban runoff are polluting Detroit’s rivers. We invite you to help prevent this pollution by putting Rain Gardens to the Rescue!
The Rain Gardens to the Rescue program is a series of 4 workshops and hands-on garden installations. The workshops are designed to teach you about rain gardens, their purpose and the steps to take to create a rain garden of your own. Garden installations provide an opportunity to educate your neighbors and family to do the same. Space is limited. Residents and institutions (i.e. libraries, activity centers, places of faith) are encouraged to apply to participate in the program. Twenty applicants will receive garden supplies and installation support for their gardens.
Applications must be received by April 22nd!
If you need assistance with the on-line application, contact Dorthea E. Thomas with Sierra Club Michigan Chapter at (313) 965-0055 or
Type of garden I want to plant (choose one):
Residential Rain Garden
Institutional Rain Garden
No garden(I want to learn information about rain gardens but don’t want to plant one yet)
Payment for garden (choose one):
My institution or I will contribute $40 towards the planting of my garden
My institution or I will volunteer at two rain garden work days from start to finish
How did you hear about this program?
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
Friends of the Rouge
Keep Growing Detroit
Media (Internet, TV, Radio, etc.)
Presentation (please list where in the other box)
Friend or family member
Name (first, last)
City, State and Zip
I would like to be contacted (check all that apply):
NOTE: The rain garden must be located in the front yard or a publicly visible spot in Detroit. Location preference will be givento the southwest part of the city in 2017 in Council Districts 5 and 6.
Address of where rain garden will be planted (Include: City, State, Zip)
Who owns the land where you want your garden?
County or State-Owned
If you do not own the land, are you able to get signed permission from the owner?
Who will maintain the garden for the next five years during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months?
All gardens need to be planted in front of the structure (house or institutional building). Please explain the landscape where you are interested in planting a rain garden. Are the downspouts from your house connected to the sewer or do they empty into the lawn? Are there dips?
Plantings will take place on the following dates. Please choose which date(s) you are available to plant your rain garden if selected (check all that apply):
August 15 from 5:30 to 8:30pm
August 17 from 5:30 to 8:30pm
August 19 from 9am to Noon
August 19 from 2 to 5pm
August 22 from 5:30 to 8:30pm
August 24 from 5:30 to 8:30pm
August 26 from 9 am to Noon
August 26 from 2 to 5 pm
August 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
August 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
September 12 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
September 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
September 16 from 9am to Noon
September 16 from 2 to 5pm
Please attach links to the photo(s) of the location, where you want the garden planted. (Photos may be emailed or texted. Contact Sierra Club at (313) 965-0055 to make those arrangements if needed.)
Plantings will take place on the following dates. Please choose which date(s) you are available to plant your rain garden if selected (check all that apply): At least ten volunteers are needed to help plant each garden. Volunteers may include your friends, family, and neighbors. Please list at least ten people you will invite to help with the planting of your garden if selected (contact information will not be shared, please include: name, phone and email in numerical order):
Why do you want to participate in this program? _
Please list any past or current volunteer or community work you have done, including name of organization (i.e. block club, faith group, etc.)
Please describe your experience gardening or any other garden training you have received. Include any area of specialization (flowers, vegetables, season extension, etc.)
Please describe your interests, hobbies, and any other activities you are involved with and/or have been in-volved with in the past (does not necessarily need to be garden-related).
Please tell us anything else about yourself or your interests that you feel is relevant.
Completed application will be received electronically by Sierra Club at 2727 Second Avenue, Suite 112, Detroit, MI 48201. Please contact Dorthea E. Thomas at
if you have any problems.
Applications must be received by Saturday, April 22.**
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