Make Your Own Rain Barrel!

May 22, 2021 at 10AM
Donigian Park, Providence

This workshop is hosted by the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Rain barrels are inexpensive, easy to maintain, and applicable for nearly every residence. In addition to the environmental benefits, you also have a ready supply of water for plants during drier periods. 
Completed rain barrels

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council is hosting an in-person rain barrel workshop on Saturday, May 22, where you will learn how to paint and install a rain barrel at your home. Click here to register

To attend virtually, please order your kit here and build your rain barrel at home via recorded webinar.
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Rain Barrels are one of the ways our GIC member organizations are promoting community responsibility for managing stormwater. The WRWC has been a leader in this effort, protecting the watershed of the stream along Pleasant Valley Parkway in Providence with a variety of green stormwater infrastructure systems such as rain gardens and rain barrels. 
Rain barrel workshop includes paint supplies to decorate your barrel.
What are you waiting for? Sign up now and be the latest person on your block to have an ultra-cool and ultra-useful rain barrel!
Click to Sign Up for May 22 Workshop
GIC member Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) has also promoted rain barrels as a smart residential stormwater solution. ERICD hosted two rain barrel workshops this Spring to encourage stormwater diversion in Newport and Bristol Counties.
Photos from ERICD's recent rain barrels events:
The Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition 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.

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