Gardening for Rain and Plant Germination Workshop
Dr. Christopher Obropta
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Meeting 6:30 pm
Presentation at 7:15 pm
George Luciano Center, Cumberland County College
Join us on Wednesday, March 13th for a do-it-yourself presentation on rain garden installation. Dr. Christopher Obropta of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service will provide information on how to select a site and install a rain garden on your property.
In addition Karla Rossini, CU Maurice River’s Program Manager, will lead a germination workshop so attendees can plant appropriate-species seeds for rain gardens. The necessary materials will be on hand the night of the presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend. However, if you wish to take your own tray of rain garden planted seeds home, please 1. RSVP and 2. donate $10.00 for the materials the night of the presentation. Materials are limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. If you prefer not to plant a seed tray but just wish to listen and learn that is okay too.
Dr. Obropta is the Extension Specialist in Water Resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and he is an Associate Professor with the Department of Environmental Sciences at the School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, Rutgers University. He has a doctorate in Civil Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and an M.S. and B.S. in Civil Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Rutgers, Dr. Obropta was an environmental consultant for 12 years at Omni Environmental Corporation. His specific experience includes watershed restoration, onsite wastewater treatment system design and management, wasteload allocations and TMDL studies, stormwater management, wetland design, effluent dilution analyses, longshore sediment transport, computer-aided design, and geographic information systems (GIS).