Grow Native! Master Class: Stormwater Management Design August 4

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The Missouri Prairie Foundation’s (MPF) Grow Native! program  is hosting a master class on Wednesday, August 4 at 4:00 p.m. with Ronda Burnett, Community Conservation Planner with the Missouri Department of Conservation. Titled “Stormwater Management Design” the master class will provide an advanced overview of the design considerations associated with stormwater management practices.

In addition to hydrology, the class will touch on soil composition and health, karst topography, and treatment strategies for pollution when it is found in either rainwater runoff or in the soil. Case studies from Missouri will be used throughout the presentation and highlight the role native plants play in stormwater management.

“Native plants are extremely effective tools in stormwater management,” said Missouri Prairie Foundation Executive Director Carol Davit. “Not only can they significantly slow, filter, and absorb stormwater, but they also offer aesthetic benefits to people and food sources for pollinating insects and other wildlife. Ronda Burnett is trained in landscape architecture and has extensive knowledge and experience with native plants. She is also an excellent presenter with practical information to share with landscape architects, designers, city planners, and all others interested in stormwater management design with native plants.”

Register for this master class at The class will consist of 50-minutes of material, with time for questions after the presentation. Master classes are free to MPF members and Grow Native! professional members, and $15 for non-members. Registrants will receive a link to a recording of the webinar along with resources mentioned during the presentation. Find more resources on Grow Native!’s website at

The nonprofit Missouri Prairie Foundation is a 55-year-old prairie conservation organization and nationally accredited land trust. Grow Native! is MPF’s 21-year-old native plant marketing and education program serving the lower Midwest. For more information about webinars and master classes, the Grow Native! program, or the Missouri Prairie Foundation, call 888-843-6739 or send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..