FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI -216-635-3263 -or-
HOLLY KECK -216-635-3253
Find out how to make a rain barrel on Tuesday, March 20 at
Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Nature Center by attending a
workshop presented by Jared Bartley of the Cuyahoga Soil &
Water Conservation District (SWCD).
A rain barrel is a container used to collect and store rainwater
that would otherwise be lost to runoff and likely diverted to a
storm drain. Collected water may then be used to water lawns and
gardens. Rainwater can be harvested in many ways. The catchment
system used by Cuyahoga SWCD is just one way to capture rainwater
for use during hot or dry spells.
Approximately 60 percent of a municipal's water supply goes to
watering lawns. By using rain barrels, the amount of water flowing
into storm drains, sewer systems and, ultimately, local waterways
is lessened. And, using rainwater to water gardens is both natural
and healthy. Plants and beneficial microbes in the soil like
rainwater because it is naturally free of chlorine, fluoride and
Registration, by March 13, and a $60 fee are required for this
workshop. The fee includes instruction and all supplies.
Rocky River Nature Center 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.
Learn why to use and how to build a rain barrel at
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