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Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area
But there is one simple way to save water, save money, and help protect our watershed: use a rain barrel to collect and store rainwater for use on your lawn and gardens.
Coca-Cola Refreshments in Eagan, Minnesota has provided FMR with 25 used 55-gallon syrup containers. During the course of this workshop, participants will be provided with the necessary parts ($30 per kit) and guided through the process of converting these containers to rain barrels.
The workshop will begin with a presentation on the many ways in which home lawn and garden practices impact the health of our waters and what we can do to make a difference. We’ll discuss the watershed-friendly benefits of rain barrels, how to build them, and how to incorporate them into your yard, including installation, maintenance and safety. With guidance from FMR and Coca-Cola staff, participants will then build a rain barrel to take home.
This event is part of the Vermillion Stewards program, which engages citizens in the care of the Vermillion River and its watershed and the special places within it.
Ready to register?
Sorry this event has reached capacity and there are no more supply kits available. To learn more about watershed friendly yard and garden practices, please consider signing up for the Raingarden Tour and visiting our Landscape for the river page.
If you're already registered but misplaced the details and directions, you can log in at eventbrite.com and select "My Events" to review details and directions.