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raingardenKNA is again partnering with Metro Blooms to design and install ten raingardens at residences in the neighborhood. KNA will subsidize the cost of the program in order to reduce the cost to homeowners. The expected cost to participants will be $500, which includes purchase of the plants, a portion of the design fee, and fees for disposal of soil removed from the property. KNA will pay the overall project management cost, the remainder of the design fee, and the professional fees for Metro Blooms.The prep/installation crew is funded through grants applied for by Metro Blooms.

We anticipate significant interest in this program again this year. To be fair to all of our neighbors, we will choose participants by lottery. If you are interested, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “raingarden” and include your address and preferred contact information in the body of the email. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 17 at midnight.

Please note that we will still choose the lottery winners shortly after April 17, but the timeline for the program itself may be disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.