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CRWP to offer rain barrel workshops

blue barrel-1RainBarrelWinnersSteeleFair_Aug2011-1Help clean up the Cannon River and collect free soft water for your flower gardens.  Join the Cannon River Watershed Partnership in learning about runoff and the benefits of rain barrels for water conservation and gardening.  Go home with a fully assembled 55-gallon plastic rain barrel and the knowledge that YOU are doing something for clean water.  

Northfield workshops will be held:

April 20th at 1:00 PM at First UCC Church, 300 Union Street as part of the Earth Day Celebration.  Register by emailing beth@crwp.net or call (507) 786-3913. Cost is $40.

April 30th at 7 PM at  the Northfield Community Resource Center, Room 225. Register through Northfield Community Services, #3275-W13A,  Cost is $45.

Space is limited so register soon!   For costs, dates and locations of workshops in other cities go to Cannon River Watershed Partnership or call (507) 786-8400.

CRWP rain barrels for sale – $40

Buy a rain barrel now and be ready for spring gardening.  The Cannon River Watershed Partnership has fully assembled 55 gallon plastic rain barrels (white or blue) for sale for $40.  To purchase your rain barrel please contact Leslie at (507) 786-3915 or email leslie@crwp.net.

Why harvest rainwater?

  • rainbarrelFree “soft water” containing no chlorine, lime or calcium making it ideal for gardens, flower pots, car and window washing.
  • A rain barrel will save you about 1,300  gallons of water during the peak summer months!
  • Helps protect the environment while it saves you money and energy.
  • Diverting water from storm drains decreases the impact of runoff to streams and lakes.
  • A rain barrel is an easy way for you to have a FREE consistent supply of clean, fresh water for outdoor uses do your part for clean water!

CRWP to host rain barrel building workshops

CRWP rain barrel building workshopJoin the Cannon River Watershed Partnership to learn about runoff and the benefits of using rain barrels for water conservation and gardening.  Go home with a fully assembled 55 gallon plastic rain barrel and the knowledge that you are doing something for clean water.

Through the generous support of the Beim Foundation, CRWP will begin hosting rain barrel building workshops in the cities of Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield, Waseca and Red Wing in 2011. 

At the workshops, participants will learn about water conservation, runoff and how they can reduce the pollution that reaches our lakes and rivers by capturing roof runoff in a rain barrel.  The barrels also provide a free source of water for your outdoor watering needs. We will assemble 55 -gallon plastic drums with the attachments needed to make them rain barrels. 

Northfield rain barrel building workshops

Pre-registration is required!

  • Just Food Co-op: April 21– 7:00 PM; Cost—$42 (Coop owners) $45 (non-Co-op owners); register by calling the Co-op at (507) 650-0106.
  • Northfield Perennial Earth Day Celebration: April 30—1:00 PM; River Walk/Water Street between 4th and 5th St. Rain location is First United Church of Christ, 300 Union St. Cost—$40; register by calling CRWP at (507) 786-3915 or emailing leslie@crwp.net.

Cannon River Watershed Partnership