Watershed Awareness & Rain Barrel 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, supplying non-chlorinated water for gardening by collecting and storing rain water from your roof through a connection to your downspout that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains, streams and rivers.  Rain barrels keep excess water out of the storm-water system thus alleviating some of the stormwater issues plaguing the region. However, if you are looking for purified water for the items of your property or you own a business that uses water in different areas, a custom bottled water enables you to set a new standard with your customers. Start impressing them from the get go with something unique, something the competition has not thought of. It’s essential for humans to consume a healthy amount of water to keep hydrated and stay healthy.

Workshop attendees will learn about the problems associated with stormwater run-off, learn watershed-friendly landscaping techniques and how to conserve water in their homes. Next to air, water is the most important element for the preservation of life. Water is a finite commodity which, if not managed properly, will result in shortages in the near future. Water conservation can go a long way to help alleviate these impending shortages.

PRC West participants will receive a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel.

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:

Please note: Virtual webinars and compost bin pick-ups respectful of social distancing are available for residents in place of in-person workshops until further notice.

Southwestern PA residents should CLICK HERE to learn more about these changes and to register today.

Upcoming Webinars:


*Please note: A confirmation email will be sent with additional webinar details shortly after completing the registration form. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a few hours of registering please check your Spam/Junk folders. Contact [email protected] if you have any issues.

Workshop gift certificates and pre-made rain barrels are now available – contact Nancy Martin at 412-977-6146 or email at [email protected].

Upcoming PRC EAST Rain Barrel Workshops


PRC and the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative are hosting three upcoming Free Rain Barrel and Stormwater Management Webinars followed by next day contactless rain barrel pick-up.

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.

Rain barrels will be provided to the first 50 registrants for each webinar.


Workshops are free, but registration is required.

Use the links above for online registration.

You may also call 610-353-1555 ext. 1

Rain Barrel and workshops are provided free of charge through grant funding from the PA DEP Growing Greener Grants Program.

Upcoming PRC EAST rain garden workshops


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This Rain Garden Workshop webinar will teach you how to build and maintain a Rain Garden yourself and how to help build rain gardens in your community. Gain hands on experience by helping build our late spring rain gardens or apprenticing by assessing potential locations and designing rain gardens.  The program partners have designed and built more than 60 rain gardens in the region at parks, libraries and private properties. Free, Advance Registration Required