Thinking about adding some new landscaping to your yard? The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is offering financial assistance as part of its Reduce Your Stormwater program to help property owners install native plants. These native gardens help reduce stormwater runoff, attract pollinators like butterflies and bees, and protect local water quality. Borough of Mechanicsburg property owners are eligible for up to 80% off plants and materials. There is also limited funding available for professional Rain Garden installation. If you’re not sure how to design your garden, the online Yard Design Tool will walk you through the steps. Apply now and be ready to plant in spring 2017. Fore more information and to apply, visit: www.stormwater.allianceforthebay.org/yard-design Questions may be directed to: (717)-737-8622 or acampbell@allianceforthebay.org.

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