FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Wilmette, February 21, 2019)
Residents interested in making their yards eco-friendly can benefit from a new program being offered by the Village and qualify for a grant to pay for half the cost of the sustainable landscaping. The Village is pleased to announce the new program, RainReady Wilmette, which aims to reduce the amount of rain that enters the Village’s sewers, improve yard drainage at homes, and benefit the environment by using less resources like water and energy.
Each participating homeowner will receive a free assessment of their yard, a customized landscape design, and a grant of up to 50 percent of the cost of sustainable landscaping. The maximum grant amount is $1,300. Participating homeowners can select the landscaper of their choice to perform the work.
Eligible types of landscaping improvements for a grant include rain gardens and bioswales, which use porous soil... Read the rest of this Press Release »