Rain Gardens and DIY Rain Barrels

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Learn how to manage rainwater using rain gardens and rain barrels, 5-7p, Wednesday, August 9, at the Natural  Resources Area of the Hartford Fairgrounds.

Just attend the workshop (free) or make and take a rain barrel ($50.00).

Click here for MORE INFORMATION and to REGISTER for the program.

Why plant rain gardens?  The news has recently been saturated (pun intended) with water-related headlines about elevated nitrate levels and localized flooding from heavy rainfall and stormwater runoff.  Toxic algae continues to be a problem at Buckeye Lake and around Ohio.  Rain gardens allow rain water to slowly soak into the ground and reduce the amount of polluted stormwater flowing into nearby streams.

What is a rain barrel?  Rain barrels collect and store rain water from rooftops, thereby reducing runoff and flooding during storms.  Use rain barrel water to irrigate landscaping and gardens while saving money on water bills.





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