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Rain Barrel Workshop

June 4 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Learn all about rain barrels and how to install them on your property at this FREE workshop at The Historic Jerusalem Mill Village. Rain barrels help reduce stormwater runoff that can carry pollutants to our creeks and the Chesapeake Bay. Water your garden and lawn, or wash your car with the water that you conserve! At the workshop you will get a brief educational presentation that teaches you about the benefits of rain barrels, how we make them, along with installation and maintenance tips.


Registration deadline is Monday May 30th. We have blue and white barrels available for purchase. Barrels donated by McCormick and Company, Inc.

How much does a Rain Barrel cost?

Anyone can attend this educational workshop to learn about the benefits of a rain barrel. There is, however, a cost for the rain barrels (assembly kits included):

  • Residents of Bird River, Little Gunpowder Falls, Loch Raven East, Loch Raven South, Lower Gunpowder Falls, Middle River, and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds$35
    • This price reflects a 50% savings through our Clear Creeks Project cost/share program
    • View our interactive map to see if your property is within our Clear Creeks Project watersheds
  • Gunpowder Valley Conservancy members: $60
  • Non-members: $70

Event Information

You will receive an automatic email when you sign up for either event. GVC staff will then send a follow-up email soon after with more details about the final cost of your purchase based on your eligibility for our discounts. 

Driving Directions: Historic Jerusalem Mill Village (2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21087). Follow I-695 E to MD-147 N/Harford Rd in Parkville. Take the MD-147 N exit from I-695 E. Take E Joppa Rd to US-1 N/Belair Rd in Perry Hall, follow for 3 miles. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto US-1 N/Belair Rd. In about 5 miles turn right onto Jerusalem Road. Follow for about two miles and follow signs for parking. Park in designated parking lot and follow GVC signs to registration table. Event will be held behind the Mill House. Look for GVC event signs and registration table.

Questions? Contact Peg Perry, Clear Creeks Project Manager, at (443) 415-7969 or pperry@gunpowdervc.org

This workshop is part of the Clear Creeks Project. Coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, the Clear Creeks Project is a grant-funded, citizen-based initiative that helps answer a community desire to restore the water quality of the Bird River, Little Gunpowder Falls, Loch Raven Reservoir (East and South), Lower Gunpowder Falls, Middle River, and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds. Additional funding provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability; and Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


June 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Peg Perry @ Gunpowder Valley Conservancy


Jerusalem Mill
2813 Jerusalem Road
Kingsville, Maryland 21087
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