Working to protect the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities area

Good Water, Great Beer Series: 'Make and Take' Rain Barrel Workshop at Fulton Brewery [WAITLIST]

Display Date: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 — 10:00 a.m.-Noon
Location: 
Fulton Brewery Taproom, 414 6th Ave. N., Minneapolis
Rain barrels reduce river pollution.

Learn how to make your home and yard river-friendly and build your own ready-to-go rain barrel!

The Fulton Brewery Hop Flower — Have a beer and bring a rain barrel home!

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Additional information on rain barrels, including where to buy them or how to make your own, is available on FMR's Landscape for the River page.

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Do you enjoy great free beer? How about clean water and a healthy environment? If so, join us at Fulton Brewery to build your own rain barrel!

Not only will you bring home a ready-to-install rain barrel (valued at $80) but we’ll throw in a Fulton beer (normally $5)! You'll also learn what you can do to help protect clean water at home and in your yard. Make your yard river-friendly and bring home your own ready-to-go rain barrel.

According to the EPA, lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total summer household water usage. Additionally, the biggest threat to urban water quality is polluted runoff — water that runs off our roofs and into our streets and alleys, carrying oil, sediment and other contaminants into our lakes, rivers and streams.

Installing a rain barrel to collect and store rainwater for use on your lawn and garden is a simple but powerful way to conserve water and protect the Mississippi River.

During the course of this workshop, participants will be provided with the necessary tools and equipment to build their own rain barrel to take home at the end of the event.

The workshop will begin with a presentation on how home lawn and garden practices impact our waters and how we can make a difference. We’ll discuss the watershed-friendly benefits of rain barrels in more detail, then review how to build them, incorporate them into your yard, install and maintain them. With guidance from FMR and Fulton staff, participants will then build a rain barrel to take home, but not before enjoying a free beer from our friends at Fulton Brewery.


Ready to register?

Sorry, this event has reached capacity. But you may sign up for the waiting list via the button below.

In the event of a cancellation, you will receive an email inviting you to attend, and you will have 24 hours to respond before the invitation is rescinded and offered to the next person. So if you're on the waitlist, be sure to watch your inbox for an email from FMR via eventrbite.com.

The registration fee will be $30 ($32.64 with the processing fee) which includes the barrel and installation kit, as well as a free Fulton beer (total value of $85). The barrels are new, blue 55-gallon containers, and 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.

 'Make and Take' Rain Barrel Workshop

 

Partners: 
Thank you program partners Fulton Brewery, River Network, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation!