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Sign up for 2014 PRC Watershed Awareness Workshops/Rain Barrel.

Rain Water Harvesting and Watershed Awareness

Between Earth and Earth’s atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself. “

 The water molecules that we use and treasure today are the same water molecules that have always been on Planet Earth. We never get new water; therefore conservation and protection are essential.

Rainwater harvesting is an effective, ecological and economical method for the conservation and protection of this precious natural resource. By catching, storing and re-directing your roof water for on-site usage you can take advantage of this free source of precious water while at the same time contributing to a reduction in the combined sewer overflow (CSO) problem that plagues the Greater Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas, helping to reduce flooding and nonpoint source pollution, and contributing to recharging our groundwater supply. You’ll also have a free source of non-chlorinated water for use in your yard and garden.

Learn how to harvest rainwater from your roof and divert it for on-site usage in the landscape.  Attend a rain barrel workshop and return home equipped with the knowledge and hardware needed (not the 55-gal. drum) to assemble and install a rain barrel. It’s easier than you might think.

2014 PRC East Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshops

“Backyard Buffers and Rainbarrel Making: 
Simple Ways to Protect the Darby Creek at Home”

The Pennsylvania Resources Council, the Darby Creek  Valley Association and the Eastern Delaware County Stormwater Collaborative present “Backyard Buffers & Rain Barrel Making;” a free, interactive presentation to inform residents on water conservation and storm water management practices to help protect the Darby Creek.

During the multimedia presentation, workshop attendees will learn about the problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in their homes, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques. 

After the presentation, attendees will  have the knowledge to construct fully functional rain barrels from recycled food grade barrels.

Upcoming Workshop:
Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:30 PM
Bell Avenue School
1000 Bell Avenue,
Yeardon, PA 19050

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
6:30 PM
Lower Merion Township Building
2nd Floor Board Room. 
75 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA 19003. 

For more information or to sign up, email Diana Andrejczak by clicking her name, or call her at: (610) 353-1555 ext. 232
To register online: Click here





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