Saturday, May 20, 2017

Time:  9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Conservancy's Brownstone Barn
Fee*: $55 Members/ $65 Nonmembers
*Advanced registration required

Presenter:  Jessie Kemper, PWC's Conservation Coordinator

Rain barrels are containers that collect and store rain water to be used for watering plants, cleaning yard equipment, or topping off a swimming pool. Among their many benefits, rain barrels prevent the water they collect from becoming polluted stormwater that runs off our properties and roads into local streams. Save money on water and prevent stormwater run-off pollution by building a rain barrel at this workshop, led by Jessie Kemper, PWC's Conservation Coordinator. All the supplies for making the rain barrel will be provided and you will be led through the process of putting your barrel together so you can take your barrel home to decorate and install on your downspout. Rain barrels sell for $150 or more, but you can build one with us for less than half of that! Register early - space is limited!

Rain Barrels: Most homesteads, farms and even urban homes once had a rain barrel or cistern to store rainwater for other uses. Rain water is "soft water" and is very easy on plants and even cars. Even if you don't use the rainwater in the barrel for any specific purpose, you can reduce the negative impacts of stormwater by allowing the rain barrel to empty slowly.