A Watershed Moment: Rain Barrels

This week’s Watershed Moment features Elaine Sterrett Isely, water and low-impact development programs director at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, talking about rain barrels.

Rain barrels are a form of low-impact development—development that manages storm water runoff in a sustainable and natural way. They prevent rainwater from draining onto driveways and running into storm drains on the street. Instead, rain barrels allow people to catch water from their roofs and decide how to direct it.

WMEAC’s rain barrel program is an educational program. Participants learn about stormwater runoff, how rain barrels help with stormwater management and sustainability, and also help to build a rain barrel that they can take home.

If you are interested in attending a workshop, click here.

To listen to the episode, click here or use the player at the top of the post.

A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life. Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Wednesday and Saturdays at 8:30am and 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.

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