A non-refundable $20.00 materials fee to be paid day of event.
Rain barrels are a great way to conserve water, to supply non-chlorinated water for gardening, and to keep excess water out of the stormwater system, thus alleviating some of the stormwater issues plaguing the region. Join AmeriCorps New Jersey Watershed Ambassador, Kristen Andrada, for a hands-on workshop where you'll construct a rain barrel to collect and reuse rainwater in your yard. Learn about the problems associated with stormwater runoff, ways to conserve water in their homes, and watershed friendly landscaping techniques. Tools and supplies will be provided.
The New Jersey Watershed Ambassadors program is a community-oriented AmeriCorps program designed to raise awareness about water issues throughout New Jersey. Now in its 18th year, the program places 20 AmeriCorps members in each of New Jersey's 20 Watershed Management Areas (WMAs) throughout the state. Each ambassador works to improve the quality of New Jersey's waterways, nurture community-based environmental activities, and empower residents to make responsible decisions in their watersheds. Watershed Ambassadors are available to give FREE environmental presentations to schools, community groups, and more. They educate students and citizens about watersheds, pollution, macroinvertebrates & stream health, the water cycle, and much more. Presentations can be geared toward students and adults of any age or grade level. Kristen Andrada is the Watershed Ambassador for WMA 16 - for most of Cape May County and the Southeast side of Cumberland County. Watersheds know no county borders! She was raised in Northern New Jersey and moved down to South Jersey to serve the communities there. It's a whole different Jersey down here! Kristen continues to learn and be amazed at what New Jersey has to offer.