One of the best ways you can save money by saving water is to build your own rain barrel! By using old barrels and new hardware, you can transform something old into a functional rain barrel that captures and stores rooftop runoff. Rain barrels are a fantastic way to reduce the amount of stormwater running into storm drains when it rains and reduce the amount of groundwater pumped during dry weather.
On Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in Lanesboro, Friends of the Root River will be hosting a class to teach you how to make your own rain barrel.
All the supplies you need to put a rain barrel together will be provided and everyone will go home with their own rain barrel. If you can use basic power hand tools, this easy Do-It-Yourself project is right for you. Learn all the basics and more with Jennifer Ronnenberg the Water Management Coordinator from Fillmore County Soil & Water Conservation District. Plus, see how you can custom decorate your barrel for a unique statement that matches your own style. Ideas for making a stand for your rain barrel will also be shared.
Reserve your spot now by contacting Fillmore County Soil and Water Conservation District at 507-765-3878 ext. 3. The cost is only $15 per barrel and this includes all instruction and materials.