Watershed & Rain Barrel Workshops

Let’s Celebrate the Rain!

PRC offers two wonderful Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel Workshop series across the Commonwealth.

Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, to supply non-chlorinated water for gardening, and to keep excess water out of the stormwater system, thus alleviating some of the stormwater issues plaguing the region.  Workshop attendees will learn about the problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in their homes, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques.

PRC West participants will receive a pre-made FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel and PRC East participants will learn how to retrofit a 55-gallon drum into a rain barrel.   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.

Upcoming PRC WEST Watershed & Rain Barrel Workshops

Workshop participants will learn how to harvest rainwater from their roofs, store it, and use it in the landscape. They also learn how to reduce their contribution to combined sewer overflow (CSO), flooding, and polluted urban runoff by learning how to practice watershed protection and conservation in their own backyards. It’s easier than you think!

PRC’s Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshop raises awareness of watershed issues, demonstrates how to install a 55-gallon rain barrel, and introduces other rainwater harvesting options.

Participants will also receive a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel (seen below). Designed with the homeowner/gardener in mind, it is affordable, attractive, and easy to install.

Cost: $80/person and $85/couple
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Upcoming Workshops:

 

July 18, 2017
Observatory Hill Location TBD
6:30PM – 8PM
Open to the residents of  Perry Hilltop, Marshall-Shadeland, Brighton Heights, and Observatory Hill only.
CALL Nancy at 412.488.7490 ext 247 to register

August 2, 2017
Baldwin Library
6:30 PM – 8:o0 PM
Register here

September 12, 2017
Phipps Garden Center
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Register here

To register click on the Register Here button under the workshop you wish to attend or please call (412) 488.7490 ext. 247 or email  nancym@prc.org

 

Workshop gift certificates and premade rainbarrels are now available – contact Nancy Martin at (412) 488-7490 ext. 247 or email her at nancym@prc.org.

Upcoming PRC EAST Backyard Buffers & Rain Barrel Making Workshops

eastern delaware county collaborative logoThe 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.

Upcoming Workshops

If you receive a message saying this workshop is full,  please contact Diana Andrejczak at 610-353-1555 x232 or andrejczak@prc.org as some spaces may have become available.

 

June 13, 2017
Yeadon Library (note this location has changed from Borough Hall)
6:30 PM

Register Here

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.