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Build Your Own Rain Barrel – virtual workshop

July 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join The Watershed Institute and Montgomery Township for a virtual workshop about rainwater harvesting! Learn about water quality in NJ, how installing a rain barrel helps protect water quality, and other ‘river-friendly’ actions you can implement at home! We will provide you materials and instructions to build a rain barrel at home!
This workshop is currently open to Montgomery Township residents only. If there are spaces available on July 15th, we will open it up to residents outside of Montgomery – please check back then! Thanks for your understanding.
Here’s how it works:
1. Register below for the rain barrel workshop ($45 per barrel)
2. Select a time slot to pick up your rain barrel materials from The Watershed Institute (we will provide all materials needed for the rain barrel) – either on on Wednesday (7/22) from 9-11 or Thursday (7/23) from 4-6.
3. During the selected pickup period, pick up your rain barrel “kit” from The Watershed Institute. The rain barrel pickup location will be outside The Watershed Institute and spaced apart for safe pickup
4. Tune in via video to our live rain barrel build on July 25 from 10 AM-12 PM to put together your rain barrel! You’ll be able to ask questions while you build. If you can’t make it on July 25, we will send out the video recording to all participants.
The workshop requires some light use of tools and will be guided by Watershed staff. You will need the following tools at home to build the barrel: a digital device and internet to watch the building instructions, disposable gloves for applying silicone/caulk, and channel locks or a 8- or 10-inch adjustable wrench . Optional: a 48-inch bungee cord. This event is rain or shine!
$45 registration fee includes all materials needed for the rain barrel, but you will need to acquire the tools listed above on your own prior to the build. The fee is per barrel, so groups of multiple people can build one barrel for $45. Thanks to the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission for their donation to offset the cost of the rain barrels.
$45.00 per Rain Barrel
The registration fee will be reimbursed if registrant cancels prior to Saturday, July 17th.


July 25, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Watershed Institute Pennington
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