JUNE WEBINAR SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
Learn new skills AND protect the environment! You can do it all in June by taking part in PRC online conservation workshops.
“PRC webinars are designed to raise awareness around environmental topics and to provide the necessary tools,” according to PRC Education Program Coordinator Nancy Martin. “Using a rain barrel saves water and reduces our impact on waterways, and making our own compost from kitchen scraps and yard debris reduces landfill methane emissions while providing us with a wonderful product for use on garden beds. Both of these activities benefit the environment in a variety of ways, both short term and long term.”
Individuals living in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and surrounding areas can take part in a Backyard Composting webinar on June 8 or June 28 and then pick up a compost bin at a regional PRC office.
Individuals living in the greater Pittsburgh area can register for a Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel webinar taking place on June 2, June 9 or June 24 and then pick up a rain barrel at a location in western Pennsylvania.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINARS
Learn the benefits of backyard composting, including the overall process, methods for setting up a compost pile, proper maintenance and ways to use finished compost.
Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden EARTH compost bin, which features an 82-gallon capacity ideal for both urban and suburban settings.
Cost: $70 includes webinar instruction and one compost bin. Pre-registration is required.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WEBINAR SESSIONS
Tuesday, June 8, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 28, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
BIN DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHEASTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN PA BY APPOINTMENT
Individuals will register for a time to pick up compost bins after completing online instruction.
WATERSHED AWARENESS/RAIN BARREL WEBINARS
Discover how to harvest rainwater from your roof, store it in a barrel and use it in the landscape. Learn about problems associated with stormwater runoff and techniques to reduce your contribution to watershed pollution.
Course fee includes instruction plus a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon easy-to-install rain barrel.
Cost: $80 includes webinar instruction and one rain barrel. Pre-registration is required.
WATERSHED AWARENESS WEBINAR SESSIONS
Wednesday, June 2, from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. (bin pick up the evening of June 3 at GREEN TREE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, Allegheny County)
Wednesday, June 9, from 7 – 8:15 p.m. (bin pick up Friday, June 11, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at MURRYSVILLE MUNICIPAL BUILDING, Westmoreland County)
Thursday, June 24, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (bin pick up by appointment at PRC REGIONAL OFFICE, Allegheny County)