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Rain Barrel workshop
July 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
IMPORTANT: GVC staff will notify our program participants and volunteers as soon as possible of any postponements or cancellations due to COVID-19. If we need to cancel this event, we will reach out to participants to determine a way to distribute the rain barrels in a safe manner; participants will receive a detailed instruction manual in lieu of the workshop presentation. Thank you for your patience!
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 FREE hands-on workshop at Our Lady of Mount Carmel (1704 Old Eastern Ave, Essex, MD 21221).
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!
Please note that this workshop is currently full (6/23/20). We are holding several spots exclusively for Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners as they are hosting this event. Feel free to email Amy Young to be added to our wait list for future rain barrel workshops.
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, 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
Space is limited to 20 builders or participants. Barrels donated by McCormick and Company, Inc. We have white and sky blue barrels for sale.
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, Lower Gunpowder Falls, Middle River, and Tidal Gunpowder 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.