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Rain Barrel Workshop

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Save water, save money, and save our local waterways!

Rain barrels help reduce pollution to our local creeks and streams. The water collected in rain barrels can be used to irrigate lawns and gardens, wash cars, or simply infiltrate back into the ground during drier periods.

Join the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) for a workshop to learn more about rain barrel benefits as well as proper assembly and maintenance. This workshop is geared towards home owners, businesses, and/or faith-based organizations interested in conserving water while also reducing stormwater runoff from their property.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

GVC will be selling blue rain barrels (55 gallon capacity) in advance of the workshop. Please make sure to submit your order when registering for the workshop. Our rain barrels are repurposed, food-grade barrels donated by McCormick. Each barrel comes with a PVC elbow to attach to your downspout.

The cost is $70/barrel. However, if you live within our Clear Creeks Project area, you are eligible for a 50% discount of $35/barrel! This discount is thanks to our generous grant funders including National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Trust, and Baltimore County.

Click on this link to see if the property where you plan to install your rain barrel is in our project area.

We are asking participants to pre-pay for their rain barrel(s). GVC staff will check the address provided to ensure that it matches the rain barrel order “in project area” ($35) or “out of project area” ($70).

Refund Policy: Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) volunteers spend time cleaning, assembling, and delivering rain barrels to meet the demand reflected in our online orders. To reduce the impact of no-shows, we have implemented the following refund policy.

  • Full refund if you cancel your order by May 26th (one week before workshop date)
  • No refund if you are a no-show on the day of the event. Your deposit will be treated as a general donation to GVC.

EVENT DETAILS

When: Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 12 PM – 3 PM

Where: Ashland Presbyterian Church, 116 Ashland Road Hunt Valley, MD 21030 

The church is providing lunch to all workshop attendees from 12:00-1:00pm and then the workshop will begin at 1:00pm. Please follow event signs after parking in the church parking lot, the workshop will be held outside of the fellowship hall  

This workshop is part of the Clear Creeks Project. Coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC), the Clear Creeks Project is a grant-funded, citizen-based initiative that helps answer a community desire to restore the water quality within the Gunpowder Watershed. Additional funding provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability; Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources; and BGE.

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Kim Thomas- Gunpowder Valley Conservancy
Phone
443-797-9341
Email
kthomas@gunpowdervc.org

Venue

Ashland Presbyterian
116 Ashland Road
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030
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