Rain Barrel Workshop Offered Aug. 27

By  //  August 14, 2013

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hands-on construction of 55-gallon rain barrels

ABOVE VIDEO: A complex rain barrel system built to help conserve and recycle water for future use

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT ST. JOHN, FLORIDA — Residents interested in putting rainwater to use in their landscapes and gardens will have the opportunity to create their own rain barrels at a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 27. 

Rain barrels can collect rainwater for a variety of landscaping and gardening projects. (Shutterstock image)

Rain barrels can collect rainwater for a variety of landscaping and gardening projects. (Shutterstock image)

The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road, Port St. John.

Participants will learn about the benefits of collecting rain while enjoying hands-on construction of 55-gallon rain barrels. The workshop is sponsored by Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office, University of Florida Cooperative Extension, Marine Resources Council and Community Matters Inc.

The rain barrel kit includes the 55-gallon barrel, hose bib, flexible downspout extender, leaf filter and a DVD of instructions for building, installing, and painting the barrel. Cost for the rain barrel kit is $50, paid by cash or check at the door.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required to ensure that all materials are available. Open-top or closed-top barrel should be specified.

To pre-register for the workshop, call Elizabeth Melvin at –321-633-2016 EXT.56721, e-mail elizabeth.melvin@brevardcounty.us, or register online at BrevardCounty.us

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ABOVE MAP: The workshop will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Port St. John Community Center, 6650 Corto Road in Port St. John.


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