Join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay for a free virtual rain garden training on Wednesday, September 23rd. This training is intended for local landscape contractors interested in becoming a participating contractor for the RiverSmart Homes Program in Washington, DC.

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. More than one representative from your company can attend.

When will the training take place?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Is there a cost? 

No, the training is free.

What material will be covered in the training?  

The virtual session will cover the design specifications for RiverSmart Homes landscaping installations and administrative aspects, such as project review and invoicing. In order to become a contractor with the RiverSmart Homes program you will be required to take participate in a Field Training in addition to the virtual rain garden training. If, after completing the virtual rain garden training, you are interested in further pursuing this Riversmart partnership please indicate this when registering and we will schedule a Field Training opportunity for you.


Please register no later than Wednesday, September 16th by emailing Jordan Gochenaur at