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. On Tuesday, June 20th from 6:00-7:30 pm, 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 St. Paul’s Wellstone Center, 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 June 19th. For more information, including registration information, visit us at http://fmr.org/events/2017/06/20/make-take-rain-barrel-workshop-just-35