Sustainable Residential Landscaping

Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 1:00-2:30 PM

Location: Nine Mile Creek Discovery Point (12800 Gerard Dr, Eden Prairie, MN)

About:Nine Mile Creek Cost Share Bloomington Raingarden_108th St Get inspired for Spring! Find out the latest in designing your home landscape for water quality, pollinators, and ecological improvement. Learn why urban landscapes, including our own yards, negatively impact local lakes and creeks, and how you can make a difference. See examples of projects large and small with inspirations from nature including proven planting strategies. Leave with local resources for professional assistance and materials for your project.

Following the presentation, join us for a guided tour of Nine Mile Creek Discovery Point. The tour will include the sustainable landscape features of the site including raingardens, permeable pavers, low-mow fescue, landscape restoration, and different planting strategies appropriate for small and large-scale spaces.

Presenter: Matt Kumka, Senior Landscape Architect with Barr Engineering

Cost: Free

Registration: Space is limited, email or call Gael to register: 952-204-9691 or

Sponsored by: Nine Mile Creek Watershed District and the Green Committee of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, Bloomington

About the presenter: Matthew Kumka

Matthew Kumka is a landscape architect that specializes in sustainable site development and green infrastructure, including regenerative design, stormwater best management practices, and native plant community restoration. He has served as lead designer and project manager on numerous landscape projects related to stormwater quality improvement and ecologically-appropriate placemaking. For the last ten years he has worked with many local watershed districts and cities to develop landscaping to improve water quality.

Questions? Contact Gael Zembal, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Nine Mile Creek Watershed District: 952-204-9691, Day of event call Erica at 952-658-9024.