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The limited plant inventory was sold before our closing date of 4/12.
For more rain garden plant sales: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/endangeredresources/nativeplants.html
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Rain gardens can help reduce the risk of sewer overflows and water pollution by naturally absorbing stormwater runoff from hard surfaces into the ground. Since 2006, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and Agrecol Native Seed and Plant Nursery have offered a rain garden plant sale to customers within MMSD’s service area. Plants are provided at a reduced price, up to a 50% discount compared to retail prices. In addition, to the plant sale, MMSD offers FREE rain garden webinars with gardening expert Melinda Myers and a design workshop where you can learn about rain gardens, plant selection, and plant care.
To order, visit the online rain garden plant store. Plant supplies are limited for this plant sale. Once plants SELL OUT, the SALE WILL CLOSE!
Plants are sold in bundles of four; each plant's container is 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5 " (length x width x height/depth); one bundle of four plants costs $10.00 unless otherwise noted.
Who can order? Any private property owner, local non-profit group, or municipality can purchase plants. Plants cannot be purchased for resale. If you are unsure of your status or have other questions, please submit your request on the contact us form.
Come to one of our FREE virtual rain garden webinars listed below. The webinars will focus on designing and building a rain garden, selecting plants, and how your rain garden can help protect Lake Michigan. At the workshop, gardening experts will be on hand to discuss design tips and assist you with creating your rain garden. The webinars are FREE, but registration is required, and spots are limited.
To receive future notifications on MMSD plant sales, webinars, and workshops, sign up for our Fresh Coast News email newsletter.
Rain gardens help reduce water pollution by collecting rain from roofs, driveways, or other hard surfaces and naturally absorb water into the ground. They are typically planted with wildflowers or native plants with deep roots, which help to soak up more water. They can be placed near downspouts on homes (although away from building foundations and sewer laterals) and offer many benefits, including:
Are you a homeowner, organization, or business looking for help on installing green infrastructure? Contact the Fresh Coast Guardians Resource Center to get started today.
Receive Water Drop Alert text messages when heavy rain threatens the area. When a Water Drop Alert has been issued a reminder is sent to use less water until the rain passes.
What do you do when an alert is issued?
During heavy rain, every downspout on your home can send 12 gallons of water a minute to the sewer system, which increases the risk of sewer water backing up into your basement and overflowing into our rivers and lake Michigan. Disconnect your downspout and help keep excess water out of sanitary sewers and into your yard or a rain garden.