816 Washington Ave., Kalamazoo 49001 (map)
COST: $20 / rain barrel
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION: Community Homeworks (810 Bryant St., Kalamazoo 49001)
During this workshop you’ll build your own rain barrel to collect rainwater from your roof. Collecting and re-using rain waters protects our local streams and lakes and can help residents with minor drainage problems around the home. Space is limited to 20 participants – pre-registration is required (choose one of the options above).
The $20.00 registration fee includes the rain barrel and all of the materials needed to build your rain barrel. Barrels are food-grade 55-gallon plastic barrels donated by Bell’s Brewery. All necessary tools will be available on-hand thanks to Community Homeworks. During the workshop, instructors will show you how to assemble all parts of your rain barrel. You’ll learn about how to install and maintain your rain barrel, how to avoid pests like mosquitoes, and all of the many benefits of using one. Vibrant Kalamazoo will provide free delivery for anyone unable to transport their rain barrel home after the event.[Note: Income-qualified residents of Kalamazoo County should check with Community Homeworks to determine if you qualify for the workshop at NO COST. Contact them at (269) 998-3275 or firstname.lastname@example.org]
Not interested in building a rain barrel? You can buy a fully-assembled rain barrel made from a recycled food-grade barrel from the Rain Barrel SALE in collaboration with the Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners. All orders must be pre-paid online or by check through the mail and orders must be picked up at the Battle Creek Dept. of Public Works on June 22, 2018. Visit the order page for all the details!