What’s one of the simplest, high-impact ways to save water and help protect our local watersheds? Using a rain barrel. Thanks to Coca-Cola Refreshments of Eagan, Friends of the Mississippi River has 30 used syrup containers for participants to turn into rain barrels, and on Tuesday, August 22nd, participants will be provided with the necessary parts ($35 per kit) and guided through the process of converting these containers into allies for a cleaner Minnesota. The barrels are white (but paintable) and connect to your existing downspout. Taking place at the Dakota County Fairgrounds, the workshop will begin with a presentation on how home lawn and garden practices impact our waters and how we can make a difference. Next, we’ll discuss the watershed-friendly benefits of rain barrels in more detail, then review how to build, incorporate, install and maintain them. With guidance from FMR staff, participants will then build a rain barrel to take home.
All are welcome! Capacity is limited and registration is required by Monday, August 21st. For more information, including registration information, visit us at http://fmr.org/events/2017/08/22/make-take-rain-barrel-workshop-35