Rain Barrel Rollout! -- WAITLIST -- Barrel & kit $40 - Proceeds benefit FMR

Submitted by srich on Fri, Apr 25 - 10:25 AM

Show your love for the river with a rain barrel. These particular kits are known for being easy to install, so you can quickly complete this river-friendly backyard project and get on with your weekend.

Sorry! This event reached its maximum of 200 barrels sold much faster than we thought it would! However, we're working on either getting more barrels for this date or arranging more rain barrel workshops this summer. Please email srich@fmr.org if you'd like to receive notice.

FMR's rain barrel workshops have been reaching capacity within just hours of being added to the calendar! To help meet the demand, we've partnered with River Network and Coca-Cola for this Rain Barrel Rollout, selling 55-gallon rain barrels with retrofit kits for the comparatively low cost of $40 each (valued at a minimum $75).

 

Not only is this a great deal, but $15 from each sale benefits FMR! And if you're new to FMR, we'll count this towards an introductory, yearlong FMR membership — so you can show your love for the river by installing a rain barrel and become an FMR member in the process. 

We're thrilled rain barrels are suddenly so popular. They're a simple but effective way to both conserve water and reduce water pollution. During a storm, rainwater runs from roofs and yards into our streets and storm drains, picking up oil, fertilizers and other pollutants along the way. Storm drains then carry this polluted runoff water into our local lakes and rivers. So the more water we can capture or keep water where it lands — be it with raingardens, permeable pavers or rain barrels — the better! 

This event is part of both a local and a national campaign:
• FMR's Above the Falls program works with people and companies in North and Northeast Minneapolis (upstream of St. Anthony Falls) to help the river, and  
• River Network's Rain Barrel Rollout is placing thousands of rain barrels in communities across the nation — conserving water, saving money on water bills, and raising funds for FMR and other water advocacy organizations. 

Register

Sorry! This event reached its maximum of 200 barrels sold much faster than we thought it would! However, we're working on either getting more barrels for this date or arranging more rain barrel workshops this summer. Please email srich@volunteer@fmr.org if you'd like to receive notice. 

Rain barrels are only available to those who prepurchased them online. All barrels were sold by end of day May 28th. Barrels can be picked up June 21st, 9-11:30 a.m. at the Target parking lot at 1650 New Brighton Blvd.

 

 

Additional resources

Instructions to build your own rain barrel, get started with native plants, connect with local cost-sharing programs and more is available on FMR's Landscape for the River page.