Rain Barrel workshop
June 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 Cromwell Valley Park – Sherwood House (2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, MD 21234)
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!
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, Lower Gunpowder Falls, Middle River, and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds: $30
- Save 50% with 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: $50
- Non-members: $60
Space is limited to 20 builders or participants. Barrels donated by McCormick and Company, Inc.
This event is part of Water/Ways, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition brought to the state by the Maryland Humanities’ Museum on Main Street program. Water/Ways will be open at the public in the historic Almshouse in Cockeysville for six weeks from May 25 to July 6. There are over 70 water-related programs being offered around Baltimore as part of the Water/Ways exhibit. Visit the full schedule at www.marylandh2o.org/events.
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.