Building your own rain barrel is fun and easy, and best of all, you'll
have your very own barrel to take home with you! This workshop is meant for individuals
interested in conserving water and reducing rainwater runoff which can carry
pollutants to our streams and bay.
Disconnecting your downspouts in order to re-direct runoff towards a
garden or lawn will be discussed as well.
The water you save can be used for garden and lawn watering, washing
your car or tools, or it can simply be released more gradually into the ground
(your lawn) where it can recharge our groundwater supplies. Save water, save
money, and save our streams all at the same time!
To Register: If you are interested in assembling your own rain barrel
or just want to learn more about rain barrels register today! Workshop is free.
To register for workshop, become a GVC member, or to buy a rain barrel
contact Peggy Perry, Education/Restoration Director for GVC at 410-668-0118 or email@example.com . Space is limited to 15 builders or
participants so register today! For more
information on the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy visit our website at www.gunpowderfalls.org .
If you wish to take a barrel home with you and you are a
Gunpowder Valley Conservancy member the cost is $50, non-members is $60, (cost
includes rain barrel and assembly kit). Members
who would like a rain barrel but can not attend the workshop can buy one pre-assembled
for $60. Non-members can buy one pre-assembled
Directions: Take 695 to Exit 29 A-Cromwell Bridge Rd. At end of ramp, turn left onto Cromwell Bridge Rd.(east). Go 1 mile beyond Loch Raven High School. Turn left into the first entrance at the
Cromwell Valley Park/Sherwood Farm sign.
Cross the bridge and bear right at the Recreation and Parks sign. Continue on driveway to the gravel parking
area next to the Sherwood House (stone mansion). Enter in the second door on the left.