Our next Rain Barrel Workshop will be at Rockledge Gardens
Presentation is free and open to the public; attendees must RSVP. Workshop includes introduction to the MRC, a dialogue of how rain barrels can help save the Indian River Lagoon, and a demonstration on how to build a rain barrel. *Rain Barrel Workshop attendees can register to build and take home their very own water-saving barrel at the event, for a $55.00 fee. (Fee includes all materials, tools, and assistance needed for rain barrel assembly.)Register Now
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.