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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.
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The registration fee is $30 which includes the barrel and installation kit.
The barrels are 55-gallon containers that are white but paintable. The conversion kit uses a diverter system that eliminates the need to cut gutter downspouts or install over-flow valves, and eliminates potential for mosquito breeding.
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