Rain barrels can be installed at schools, offices, private residences, and other locations in order to capture and recycle stormwater from roofs. Stormwater harvesting is one form of low-impact development that can green our communities, conserve water, and save money.
This Saturday, April 5, from 10:00 AM until noon, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership will host a Rain Barrel Workshop for the public. For a fee of $20, participants can learn about the benefits of stormwater harvesting and assemble a rain barrel to take home.
Native tree seedlings will be given away for free. Participation in Rain Barrel Workshop is not required for giveaway. Limited number of trees available.