You’re Invited!

Please join Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for a FREE rain garden installation training for local landscape contractors interested in joining the RiverSmart Homes Program.

Training Details

*Please contact Laura Todd at to register.*

Date and Time of Training:

Monday, April 8, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rain date: Thursday, April 11, 2019 


Classroom Session

District Department of Energy & Environment
1200 First St NE
Washington, DC  20002
Metro: Red Line, NoMA/Gallaudet stop
Field Session
Install at RiverSmart Homes site (TBA)

Who is eligible to attend?
Everyone. You do not need previous experience in rain garden installations to attend, but in order to become a RiverSmart Homes contractor, you will be required to have experience in landscape design/installation and knowledge of native plant selection is preferred.  You may send more than one representative from your company.

Is there a cost?
No, the training is free.

What material will be covered in the training?
The training will consist of both a classroom session and a hands-on component during the field session.  The classroom session will cover the design specifications for RiverSmart Homes rain gardens and administrative aspects, such as project review and invoicing.  We will not cover plant selection, placement, or garden design basics in the rain garden training.  During the field session, we will install a rain garden at one of our RiverSmart Homes sites.  Please come prepared with water, gloves, boots, hat, etc.

Please note, attendance at both the classroom session and field session is required in order to participate in the RiverSmart Homes Program as a contractor.