Sat. July 16, 2011; 9 am - Noon
Starting point/registration: Lathrup Village Municipal Park; 27400 Southfield Rd. (location of the park - 3 blocks north of I-696; east side)
This free tour features five front-yard rain gardens at Lathrup Village homes. The gardens feature native plants as well as a compost-rich planting mix that soaks up rain water and filters out pollutants. Lathrup Village has a network of 28 rain gardens that help keep storm water out of the drains leading to the Rouge River - a beautiful solution to water pollution.
Please pre-register (free tour) by calling the SOCWA office weekdays: 248-288-5150 or e-mail LFDean@aol.com. The tour takes about 1 hour, so come anytime before 11 am.
Native wildflowers wlll be available for purchase from the Oakland Wildflower Farm. Several other exhibits...as well as the Lathrup Village Children's Garden...and the Municipal Rain Garden...are worth a visit.