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 rainwater 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 stormwater system thus alleviating some of the stormwater issues plaguing the region.

Workshop attendees will learn about the problems associated with stormwater run-off, learn watershed-friendly landscaping techniques and how we can all be a part of the solution to point source and nonpoint source pollution by practicing common household tasks in a non-polluting manner. These practices include lawn and garden maintenance, pet care, car care, food choices, cleaning products, personal care products, waste reduction, etc..

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/class and rain barrel, $20/class only


Upcoming In-Person Workshops:

Wednesday, August 2 (6:30 – 7:30 pm), Phipps Garden Center: Register here

Upcoming Webinars:

Tuesday, July 11 (6-7pm): Register here

*Please note: A confirmation email will be sent with webinar access 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.

Upcoming PRC EAST Rain Barrel Workshops


Upcoming PRC EAST rain garden workshops


Currently, there are no upcoming dates for Rain Garden Webinars. Check back here for upcoming programs.