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Water Quality and Rain Garden Certifications

Rain Garden

Water is likely the most precious natural resource on earth! Keeping it clean and potable requires stewardship using the latest Best Management Practices (BMPs). These practices include installing rain gardens, riparian buffers, permeable paving, green roofs, cisterns, and bio-retention areas. All of these can feasibly be income producing, installation activities for Green Industry Professionals. The need for Qualified stormwater BMP installers is growing. As homeowners and property managers become more aware of the rules and regulations related to built-upon area (BUA) stormwater management and their related obligations and rights regarding the transfer of property. The classes and links below are all related to stormwater management. Some are for professionals only, while others are open to the public. All are taught or led by NC State Faculty with focus on the most current, research-based information.

Residential Rain Garden Workshop

September 21, 2019 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Carver Center, 101 Carver Avenue, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Join us for a residential rain garden workshop led by expert installers from
N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Landscapers, Landscape Architects, Homeowners, HOA Members, Property Managers, Educators, Students, Master Gardener℠ volunteers, and Stormwater Managers.


  • $100 Certification – Includes Lunch, NC State University Rain Garden Manual, and certification after receiving an 80% or higher on examination  – or –
  • $25 Non-Certification  – Includes Lunch and NC State University Rain Garden Manual

For additional information on this workshop and to register, please visit the official Residential Rain Garden Workshop webpage.

The registration deadline is September 19, 2019.