Rain barrel workshop
Learn how a rain barrel can help conserve water and keep our lakes and streams clean, at an upcoming workshop. Then build a barrel to take home.
Rain barrels are used to collect rain that drains from your roof and runs down the gutters. A quarter-inch of rain falling on the average home yields a little over 200 gallons of water, and can fill a barrel in a matter of minutes. This water can then be used to water plants and gardens. This water would normally run across our lawns and driveways into the storm drains. Along the way, this water picks up fertilizers, oil, and other pollutants. This water is not treated before it runs directly into our lakes and streams.
The workshop will be held at the Lincoln County Service Center, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill, in the Upper Level meeting room 255 on June 25 from 6-8 p.m. Cost to attend is $30 and is limited to 30 individuals.
The workshop is sponsored by the North Central Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition and the University of Wisconsin-Extension.
To register, mail $30 (check made out to NorthCentral Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition) to: Lincoln County UW-Extension (Rain Barrel Workshop), 801 N. Sales St., Merrill, WI 54452
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Lincoln County UW-Extension office at 715-539-1072.