Free rain garden workshop for professionals at Lynches River in SC

The Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium and the Environmental Discovery Center at Lynches River County Park are hosting a rain garden workshop for professionals.

The workshop is free thanks to a grant from Waste Management, but space is limited. Registration is required by April 8.

To register, download the form and mail or deliver it to Terasa Young, Florence County Extension office, 2685 S. Irby St., Suite K, Florence, SC 29505.

For more information, call 843-661-4800, ext. 113, or email

The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 15 at the Lynches River County Park Community Building, 1110 Ben Gause Road, Coward.

The program is designed for landscape architects, installers, nursery professionals, engineers, site designers, community planners, and among others.

The workshop will feature an overview of water quality in the Pee Dee; the benefits of rain gardens; rain garden design, construction and maintenance; and plant selection. Attendees will participate in a rain garden installation at Lynches River County Park.

The Florence Darlington Stormwater Consortium is a regional collaboration involving the Carolina Clear program in partnership with communities and educators from universities, state agencies and nonprofits. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.