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Rain Barrel workshop at Ladew Gardens

08/12/2017 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Save water, save money, and save our local waterways all at the same time!

Build your own rain barrel and learn how to install it on your property at this educational workshop.

Rain barrels reduce stormwater runoff that can carry pollutants to our creeks and the Chesapeake Bay. By storing water in a rain barrel, you can help improve the health of your gardens, lawns, and trees.  Rain barrels provide an ample supply of free ‘soft water’ to homeowners, containing no minerals, chlorine, fluoride, lime or calcium.  For this reason, plants in your garden will respond very well to rainwater.  After all, it’s what plants in the wild thrive on!

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This workshop is a special collaboration between the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) and Ladew Gardens. Participants will need to register through Gunpowder Valley Conservancy AND Ladew Gardens. Follow steps below. Fee includes admission to Ladew Gardens for the day!

  • Complete GVC event registration at the bottom of this page. If you have questions, please contact Peggy Perry, Clear Creeks Project Manager for Gunpowder Valley Conservancy at pperry@gunpowdervc.org or (410) 692-0468.
  • Pay registration fees to Ladew Garden
    • Ladew program fees are $10/member and $25/non-member. Includes admission to gardens.
    • Contact Sue Myers at smyers@ladewgardens.com or (410) 557-9570 ext. 213
    • For more information, visit Ladew’s program page 

There is an additional fee for the cost of the Rain Barrel kit. Payments can be made to the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy the day of the event.

  • Residents of Bird River, Middle River, or Tidal Gunpowder watersheds$30
    • Save 50% with our Clear Creeks Project cost/share program
    • Perry Hall, Nottingham, Bird River, White Marsh, Middle River, Wilson Point and Bowley’s Quarters are communities within these watershed boundaries
  • Gunpowder Valley Conservancy members:$50
  • Non-members: $60

REGISTER TODAY! Space is limited to 20 builders or participants.

Barrels donated by McCormick and Company, Inc.

The Clear Creeks (CCKs) project, coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, is a grant-funded, citizen-based initiative that helps answer a community desire to restore the water quality of the Middle River, Tidal Gunpowder, and Bird River watersheds. Additional funding provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability; Baltimore Gas and Electric; and Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Peg Perry @ Gunpowder Valley Conservancy


Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
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