The PA Resources Council is hosting a series of 9 Rain Barrel Watershops in Allegheny County during March, April and June.
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!
Participants will also receive a FreeGarden RAIN 55-gallon rain barrel. Designed with the homeowner/gardener in mind, it is affordable, attractive, and easy to install.
The workshops will be held--
-- March 11: BlueBerry Hill-Franklin Park, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
-- April 8: Fern Hollow, 10:30 a.m. to Noon.
-- April 11: North Park-Rose Barn, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
-- April 12: Phipps Garden Center, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
-- April 18: Lauri Ann West Community Center, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
-- April 20: South Park- Buffalo Inn, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
-- April 22: Ross Township Community Center, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
-- April 27: Boyce Park-Activity Center, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.-- June 1: Phipps Garden Center, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The cost of the workshops is $80/person or $85/couple.
Questions should be directed to Nancy Martin by calling 412-488-7490 ext. 247 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Workshop gift certificates and pre-made rain barrels are also by contacting Nancy Martin.
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