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Rain Barrel Workshop

Event Type: Garden Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 7/1/2014
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
Description:
 Build your own rain barrel and learn how to install it at home. Rain barrels are 55 gallon, recycled barrels that are placed under your roof’s downspout to collect rain water from the roof. They can be used to water your garden, wash the car, clean muddy shoes, water indoor plants, or wash the dog! Using captured rain water can help save money on your water bill, prevent basement flooding, lessen storm water runoff, and conserve our aquifers. Participants are required to bring a hand drill with a one-inch drill bit.

Zachary Nickerson is the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador for the Cape May Watershed. The Watershed Ambassadors are in each of the 20 watersheds in New Jersey to educate the public about watershed issues, monitor the health of our freshwater streams, and partner with local organizations for environmental stewardship projects. This is Zach’s second year in the program, and he is placing special emphasis on encouraging water conservation in order to protect our aquifers against salt water intrusion, which the Cape May Peninsula is particularly vulnerable to. To that end, this is the 3rd rain barrel workshop he will be running.
Library: Cape May Court House Library
Location: Court House Library Storytime Room
Other Information:
 A $20.00 non-refundable materials fee is due at registration. All participants to bring a drill with 1" drill bit if they have one.
Presenter: Zack Nickerson