Rain Barrel workshop
May 25 @ 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 Our Lady of Mount Carmel (1706 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!
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.
Directions to workshop: Our Lady of Mt Carmel High School (1706 Old Eastern Ave, Essex MD 21221). We’ll be meeting in the high school cafeteria. From main parking lot, walk east to High School entrance up the stairs, and once inside go down the stairs and turn left. The cafeteria will be straight in front of you.
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.