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Build a Rain Barrel Workshop Coming March 15


DELAWARE RIVER BASIN COMMISSION
P.O. Box 7360, 25 State Police Drive
West Trenton, NJ 08628

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Angela Adams, (609) 883-9500 x246

BUILD A RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP COMING MARCH 25

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (Feb. 18) - Interested in saving the environment, living "green," and protecting the Delaware River? The City of Lawrence, in partnership with Sustainable Lawrence and AmeriCorps, invites all to attend a "Build Your Own Rain Barrel" workshop on Thursday, March 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Community Center, 295 Eggerts Crossing Road.

Participants will be shown step by step how to build their own rain barrel and learn how to install it at home. A rain barrel is placed under a gutter's downspout next to a house to collect rain water from the roof. By doing so, rain barrels can help save money on your water bill, prevent basement flooding, water gardens, and reduce flooding in local rivers and streams.

Come and learn how to conserve water, reduce pollution runoff, and protect the environment. Rain barrels can hold over 50 gallons of water and typically sell for over $100 at specialty garden shops.

Workshop fee is $45, which includes the barrel and all materials. Class size is limited, so register early to insure a space. For registration and more information, please contact Angela Adams, AmeriCorps Ambassador for the Central Delaware Region, at (609) 883-9500 ext. 246 or angela.adams@drbc.state.nj.us.

The AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassadors Program is supported by the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection. The ambassador for the Central Delaware Region is hosted by the Delaware River Basin Commission.



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