Build your own rain barrel workshop

June 7, 5-7 pm, Shelburne Town offices

ReSOURCE, in partnership with the Shelburne Natural Resources & Conservation Committee, will be hosting a “build your own rain barrel” workshop on Thursday evening, June 7 at the Shelburne Town offices. Participants will learn the ins and outs of rain barrels and build their own rain barrel for immediate use.
Rain barrels harvest rain water which can then be used to irrigate gardens and landscape plants. In turn, they help reduce the amount of fertilizer and pesticides that are carried off site by storm water runoff and prevent nonpoint source pollution in area lakes, rivers, and streams.
Using recycled 55 gallon industrial drums, build your own rain barrel and learn about what you can do to mitigate storm water runoff. Workshops include storm water education, rain barrel components and tools, construction training from ReBUILD staff, and an installation guide.
The cost is $60, payable by cash or check the evening of workshop. Pre-registration is required, and can be arranged through Pam Brangan by phone at 310-4475, or via email: pbrangan@hotmail.com.

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