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Gardeners, landscapers, homeowners and others concerned about protecting local water quality can take advantage of "Green Your Life," a self-paced online course being offered by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service.

"This is a great opportunity for green thumbs to grow a blue thumb too," said Katie Teague, Washington County Extension agent and urban stormwater educator.

Participants can expect to learn about:

--Water quality issues affecting Arkansas;

--Understanding runoff;

--Rain gardens;

--Using rain barrels;

--Managing fertilizer; and

--Find opportunities to become engaged in local water quality protection efforts.

The course was developed by Katie Teague and John Pennington, both Washington County Extension agents, and Jane Maginot, Washington County program associate-urban stormwater education.

"This free online course is for homeowners, gardeners and land managers across Arkansas to take if they would like to learn more about how they can garden or manage a landscape and help protect water quality at the same time," Maginot said.

"Green Your Life" can be found http://courses.uaex.edu/.

Participants completing the course will receive a certificate of completion, and "will--more importantly--be more prepared manage their household or property in a way that is most beneficial for the waterways, including drinking water supplies, here in Arkansas," Pennington said.

To learn more about urban stormwater or protecting water quality, visit www.uaex.edu or contact your county Extension office.

Date: 12/17/2012



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