Marine Resources Council

Restoration • Education • Preservation

Rain Barrel Workshops

Installing a rain barrel is one of the easiest ways YOU can help reduce our impact on the Indian River Lagoon! Want to learn why? Watch the Virtual Rain Barrel Workshop above, click here for a closed-caption text file of the presentation, or click here to view the PDF of this presentation.

• City of Melbourne residents are eligible for a $50 rain barrel mail-in rebate

• City of Indian Harbour Beach residents are eligible for a $50 rain barrel mail-in rebate

• City of Cocoa Utilities customers are eligible for a $100 rebate for up to 2 rain barrels

Installing a rain barrel now earns you 30 Lagoon Loyal Points. Swap your Lagoon Loyal Points for local business rewards! Learn more about the Brevard County Lagoon Loyal program at https://lagoonloyal.com/actions/install-rain-barrel/.

Rain barrels make a great addition to your yard for many reasons. First, they aid in the conservation of fresh water. Second, they reduce the amount of stormwater runoff generated by rain events.

Have you ever thought about how much land is covered by roofs? Roofs increase the amount of impervious surfaces, those that water cannot pass through, therefore creating more runoff.

The first few minutes of a rainfall event are the most polluting, producing a deluge of stormwater that runs along impervious surfaces, such as roadways, roofs, and driveways, collecting fertilizers, car oil, grass clippings and pet waste, before making its way into the IRL. Within the first inch of rainfall, a 100-square-foot roof will produce 60 gallons of water! Rain barrels can help cut down on the amount of water available to pick up pollution.

For upcoming educational Rain Barrel Workshop event information please visit the calendar, follow MRC on Facebook, or sign up for the Marine Resources Council’s e-newsletter for updates.

Thank You to Our Rain Barrel Program Sponsors, Contributors, & Partners

Please contact Steve at 321.725.7775 or SharkeyMRC@gmail.com to inquire about sponsorship details.

2022 Rain Barrel Workshop Sponsors

Let's make a rain barrel for the Lagoon!