Upcoming PRC EAST Backyard Buffers & Rain Barrel Making Workshops
The Pennsylvania Resources Council, in partnership with the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative is presenting a series of ten free stormwater management workshops for residents of the Chester Creek and Darby Creek Watersheds. The workshop, titled Backyard Buffers & Rain Barrel Making: Simple Ways to Protect the Darby Creek at Home, is designed to educate area residents about storm water management practices that they can implement around their homes and on their properties in order to help improve the water quality of their local watersheds.
During the multimedia presentation, workshop attendees will learn about the problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in their homes, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques. After the presentation, attendees will learn how to construct and install fully functional rain barrels made from recycled food grade barrels. A rain barrel is a system that connects to your downspout to collect and store rain water from your roof that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains, streams and rivers. Residents will be given the rain barrels to take home and use on their properties to help alleviate stormwater runoff.
There is a limited number of rain barrels available at each workshop. A rain barrel will be provided to the first 50 workshop attendees. Limit one rain barrel per household. The workshops are being funded through a Growing Greener grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
April 26, 2017 –
Norwood Fire Station
Register Here If you receive a message saying this workshop is full, please contact Diana Andrejczak at 610-353-1555 x232 or firstname.lastname@example.org as some spaces may have become available.
May 25, 2017
Upper Darby High School Cafeteria
June 13, 2017
Yeadon Borough Hall
Additional workshops will be held in Fall 2017
Residents can register for Backyard Buffers and Rain Barrel Making Workshop online or by contacting Diana Andrejczak, Manager of Education at (610) 353-1555 ext. 232. Online registration is preferred.