Rain Barrel & Watershed Workshops

Celebrate The Rain!

It’s time for us to start celebrating rainwater. So, our organization offers Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel Workshops across Pennsylvania.

Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water. Also, they supply non-chlorinated water for gardening and keep excess water out of the storm-water system. Thus, it is alleviating some of the storm-water issues plaguing the region.  Workshop attendees will learn about the problems associated with storm-water run-off. They will learn ways to conserve water in their homes and watershed-friendly landscaping techniques, as well.

PRC West participants will receive a 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 Rain Barrel & Watershed 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:

April 4, 2020 – CLASS POSTPONED
Construction Junction
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

April 16, 2020 – CLASS POSTPONED
North Park, Rose Barn
6:30PM – 8:00PM

April 18, 2020 – CLASS POSTPONED
Lauri Ann West Community Center
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

April 21, 2020 – CLASS POSTPONED
Phipps Garden Center
7:00 – 8:30 PM

April 26, 2020 – CLASS POSTPONED
Mt. Lebanon Earth Day
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

April 29, 2020 – CLASS POSTPONED
REI – Settler’s Ridge
7:00 – 8:30 PM

PRC is working to reschedule these for later in the year and will keep all registrants informed. If you are registered for one of these workshops and have questions please reach out to [email protected] or 412.488.7490 x 6. Thank you all for your understanding.


May 1, 2020
Blueberry Hill Park
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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May 2, 2020
Ross Community Center
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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May 20, 2020
East End Food Coop
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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To register, click on the Register Here button under the workshop you wish to attend, or please call 412-488-7490 ext. 6 or email [email protected]

Workshop gift certificates and premade rainbarrels are now available – contact Nancy Martin at 412-488-7490 ext 6 or email at [email protected].

Upcoming PRC EAST Rain Barrel & Garden Workshops

RAIN BARREL WORKSHOPS

Due to the recent situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and to protect the health of our participants, these workshops have been postponed.

PRC is working to reschedule them for later in the year and will keep all registrants informed.  If you have already registered for one of these workshops and have questions please reach out to Diana Andrejczak at [email protected] or 610-353-1555 x233.

 

Free Rain Barrel and Stormwater Management Workshops presented by PRC and the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative.

Attendees will learn about the problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in their homes, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques.   The workshop will also cover the basics of how to install and maintain a rain barrel.  After the workshop, participants will be provided with a rain barrel to on their property.

Rain barrels are limited to 50 per workshop and 1 per household.

Upcoming Workshops:

Morton Borough Hall
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – POSTPONED
6:30 PM
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Yeadon Borough Hall
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 – POSTPONED
6:30 PM
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Workshops are free, but registration is required

Use the links above for online registration

Or call: (610) 353-1555 x 233.

Online Registration is Preferred 

 

RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOPS

Free Rain Garden & Stormwater Management Workshops. Presented by Darby Creek Valley Association, Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative, Hav-A-Rain-Garden, and PRC.

Rain Gardens are a beautiful addition to you property and can help improve water quality in your community. Attendees will learn how to construct and maintain a rain garden and how rain gardens can help improve water quality.

Due to the recent situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and to protect the health of program participants, this workshop has been moved to an online format.

March 21, 2020
Event Location:  Web-based distance learning, instructions and link emailed after registration 
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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