Rain Barrel Workshops

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Learn more about water conservation and how to harvest rainwater from your roof and divert it for on-site usage in the landscape.  The Ewing Green Team, in partnership with the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador program, will teach area residents how to build a rain barrel at two workshops this spring.  The fee for the program is $45 to cover the cost of the materials and must be paid in advance to allow us to purchase the kits from Rutgers University.  Each workshop will run approximately 2 hours.  Sign up today.

Event: Rain Barrel Workshops
Dates:  Saturday, May 17th
Time: 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: Hollowbrook Community Center

Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens not only beautify your landscape, but  also serve practical environmental purposes.  They collect water runoff and store it,  permitting it to be filtered and slowly absorbed by the soil.  This  interception of water runoff from impervious surfaces provides a number of benefits for your landscape.  It  acts to minimize the volume and improve  the quality of water entering conventional storm drains and nearby streams.  It also works to minimize soil erosion.   It helps you provide a habitat for wildlife which can be sorely lacking in home gardens.  And finally, the volume and quality of water is better whether it is absorbed in or leaves a rain garden.  Join the members of the Green Team at a presentation to show you how you can design and implement a rain garden in your yard.

Event: Rain Garden Workshop
Date: Tuesday, June 10th
Time:  7  – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Hollowbrook Community Center, Community Room

Sign up today to reserve your place in these workshops and take an active role in protecting our environment.