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Rain Barrel Building Workshop

Wednesday, July 26th, 6 - 8 PM
The Environmental Cooperative
50 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie, 12604

**Registration is closed. Please contact Kat Rosemond: 845-437-7435 if you would like to be added to a waitlist.**

Rain barrels capture runoff from rooftops during storms that can be used to later water your lawn or garden. With your rain barrel, you can save money on water bills, conserve water, and help manage stormwater runoff! At this hands-on workshop, we will provide a 55-gallon food-grade plastic barrel and all the materials you need to build your own rain barrel for a small fee.

Presentations focus on principles of green infrastructure and how it differs from more conventional stormwater management strategies, the importance of healthy soils for plant health, runoff reduction, and water quality, porous and pervious paving and hardscape technologies, and integrating green infrastructure with stream and landscape restoration.

The presentation slides are included below:

Restoration Ecology & Green Infrastructure- Bryan Quinn

Green Infrastructure Co Benefits for Health & Sustainability- Simon Gruber

Green infrastructure Basics- Emily Vail

Cost: 10$ - payment will be collected the day of the workshop. Checks may be made out to Vassar College.

This workshop is hosted by the Environmental Cooperative and the Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County and is funded in part by a grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund through the Hudson River Estuary Program of the New York State DEC.