JUNE 1, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI OR LAUREN HARRIS
216-635-3200, EXT. 3263 OR EXT.
Water bills soar in the summer while irrigating gardens and
Learn how to collect rainwater by installing a rain barrel in
your home landscape at two special "Rain Barrel
Workshops" on Wednesday, June 23 at Morgan's Hollow Picnic
Area in Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation or on Wednesday, June 30
at Look About Lodge in South Chagrin Reservation. Both adult-only
workshops take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Each workshop participant has the opportunity to construct and
take home a rain barrel, and learn other ways to reduce storm water
The Environmental Protection Agency describes rain barrels as
systems that collect and store water from roofs that would
otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains and
steams. Rain barrels save homeowners water during peak summer
months. And not only do they save money, but they help to protect
the environment, too.
Registration and $60 fee, by June 17, are required for the
workshop at Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. Space is limited.
For more information and to register, call 216-206-1000.
Morgan's Hollow Picnic Area is located off Whittlesey Way in
Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation, off E. 49th Street in
Registration and $60 fee, by June 23, are required for the
workshop at South Chagrin Reservation. Space is limited. For more
information and to register, call 440-247-7075.
Look About Lodge is located at 37374 Miles Road in South Chagrin
Reservation, between SOM Center Road/Route 91 and Chagrin River
Road in Bentleyville.
The fee includes a barrel, downspout diverter and all materials.
Space is limited.
Rocky RiverNatureCenter is located at 24000 Valley Parkway in
Rocky River Reservation, north of Cedar Point Road in North
For more information and to register, call 440-734-6660.
Help protect the environment and learn how to build a rain
barrel with Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,