Rain Barrel Workshop
Make your own rain barrel!
After our successful rain barrel workshop last summer, we are bringing it back in double force! Save the date for TWO upcoming rain barrel workshops, one in Bristol on April 18 and one in Middletown on April 25. These workshops provide everything you need to create and install a rain barrel at your home.
Email schurgin.ericd@gmail.com for more information.
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Rain Barrel Workshops:

April 18, 2020
Bristol Parks & Recreation Building
April 25, 2020
9:30 AM
Middletown Public Works
What is a rain barrel?

A rain barrel is a barrel that catches water from a rooftop and stores it for later use. They conserve water, save you money, reduce stormwater runoff, and provide you with water for your garden!
Elsewhere in Green Infrastructure
Rain barrels are just the start of creating smart, green infrastructure solutions at our homes. In 2019, with a generous grant from the vanBeuren Charitable Foundation, GIC installed eight rain gardens across Aquidneck Island, redirecting stormwater away from Narragansett Bay.

Click the video to learn more about the project:
Rain Garden Video
Join us at any or all of these upcoming meetings!
Providence GIC 
March 25
April 22
Meetings are held at 9:30 AM at The Nature Conservancy, 159 Waterman St, Providence RI

Statewide RI GIC 
April 16
July 16
October 14
Meetings are held at 10 AM at Save The Bay

East Bay GIC
May 27
August 19
November 18
Meetings are held at 10 AM at Portsmouth Public Library
The Statewide RI GIC provides communication resources, trainings on maintenance of green infrastructure installations, and shared knowledge on successful sites and green infrastructure installations around the state.
Nature At Work is a newsletter designed and distributed by the Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition to bring more green space news to our cities and encourage the use of nature to clean, protect, and cool our neighborhoods.  Because of climate change, we are seeing increased heat impacts in our city, especially where there are fewer trees, as well as issues with flooding and polluted runoff in our neighborhoods.

The Green Infrastructure Coalition is a collaborative of more than 40 non-profit organizations, businesses, and government agencies focused on using nature to reduce stormwater pollution. We develop projects to demonstrate the powerful role nature can play to create healthier urban environments. We promote policies to create sustainable funding for stormwater management and green infrastructure solutions. And we connect a wide range of partners to share lessons learned in the Providence Metro area and Aquidneck Island.


RI-GIC Website