Como neighborhood rain garden tour set

A tour of award-winning rain gardens in St. Paul’s Como neighborhood will be held Saturday, Aug. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The tour will be led by staff from Capitol Region Watershed District and Metro Conservation Districts, and hosted by Friends of the Mississippi River.

The rain gardens were constructed by as part of the Arlington-Pascal Stormwater Improvement Project — winner of a 2010 Minnesota Environmental Initiative award for natural resource protection and restoration.

The tour will involve walking on paved park trails and sidewalks for approximately two miles over a two-hour time period. The tour is free and open to all, but capacity is limited. Pre-registration is required and early registration encouraged and appreciated.

To sign up, contact FMR program assistant Meghan Dudle at mdudle@fmr.org or 651-222-2193 ext.23. Please include: the name of the event, your name, address and phone number and the number in your party. You may need to add Dudle’s email address to contacts to ensure you receive a reply.