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

Upcoming Workshops:

April 4, 2020
Construction Junction
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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April 16, 2020
North Park, Rose Barn
6:30PM – 8:00PM
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April 18, 2020
Lauri Ann West Community Center
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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April 21, 2020
Phipps Garden Center
7:00 – 8:30 PM
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April 26, 2020
Mt. Lebanon Earth Day
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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April 28, 2020
REI – Settler’s Ridge
7:00 PM – 8:30 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

Upcoming  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.

March 7, 2020
Drexel Hill Middle School
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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March 21, 2020
Haverford Recreation and Environmental Center
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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