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May 1 – Build a Rain Barrel Workshop in Highland Park!
May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Take an active role in recycling rainwater – install a rain barrel at your house! A rain barrel is placed under a gutter’s downspout next to a house to collect rainwater from the roof. The rain barrel holds about 50 gallons of water which can be used to water gardens and for other uses. Harvesting rainwater has many benefits including saving water, saving money on your bill, and preventing basement flooding. By collecting rainwater, homeowners are also helping to reduce flooding and pollution in local waterways. When rainwater runs off of hard surfaces like rooftops, driveways, roadways, parking lots, and compacted lawns, it carries with it pollution to our local waterways. Harvesting the rainwater in a rain barrel is just one of the ways homeowners can reduce rainwater from running off their property and possibly causing pollution and flooding problems in local waterways.”