What's one of the simplest, high-impact ways to save water and help protect our watershed? Using a rain barrel.
The biggest threat to our waters today is polluted runoff water that runs off our roofs and into our streets and alleys, carrying contaminants into our lakes, rivers and streams. For conservation and for pollution prevention, installing a rain barrel to collect and store rainwater for use on your lawn and gardens is a simple but powerful way to make a difference for the Mississippi River.
Thanks to Coca-Cola Refreshments of Eagan, Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) has used syrup containers for participants to turn into rain barrels. During the course of this workshop, participants will be provided with the necessary parts ($35 per kit) and guided through the process of converting these containers into allies for a cleaner Mississippi River.
The workshop be held on June 26 from 6-7:30 pm, and will include a presentation on best lawn and garden practices, the watershed-friendly benefits of rain barrels, and a review of how to build, incorporate, install and maintain them. With guidance from FMR staff, participants will then build their very own rain barrel to take home following the workshop.
Please register through Eventbrite!