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Posted on: January 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Yard storm water management practices

citizens for conservation

Topic: Yard storm water management practices

Speaker: Marcus de la fleur, landscape architect

Time & Fee: Saturday January 18th 10:00am -11:30am. Come for coffee, conversation and handouts at 9:30am. CFC members attend for FREE as a benefit of membership. Program fee is $10 for non-members.

Location:  Barrington Village Hall, 200 South Hough Street, Barrington. Convenient free parking available in lot behind the building and surrounding streets.

Marcus de la fleur will discuss the stunning appearance of sustainable storm water management at the residential scale. This includes the use of native prairie plants and resilient ecological landscaping practices including rain gardens and bioswales. He will also touch on the soils of the Midwest, another important aspect in the development of sustainable landscapes. He has created pilot projects to demonstrate that garden aesthetics can be combined with sustainable and ecological yards as well as storm water management.

Marcus de la fleur is a Registered Landscape Architect with more than 20 years of experience. He owns a design and consulting firm, de la fleur LLC in Chicago. He received his horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and obtained his Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has contributed to the design and management of multiple sustainable projects (some of them LEED registered or certified) and has extensive field experience in sustainable technologies through his past work in Germany, Switzerland, and Great Britain. He also led the development of the Morton Arboretum’s Collections Master Plan in 2000.

RSVP to 847-382-7283 or

Please provide your name, phone number & program name to reserve a seat.

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