Rain Barrel Workshops
Rain barrels have been proven an effective and easy strategy for managing community storm water issues and improving water quality. Through its rain barrel education programs, WMEAC provides low-cost rain barrels to the West Michigan community as a means of addressing water conservation and pollution issues in West Michigan.
All workshops includes everything you need to set up your barrel and take around 45 minutes. To get a rain barrel through our program you must attend a workshop. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Please click on the workshop to link to the registration page!
Scheduling for 2014 Workshops is underway, and more workshops will be added throughout the season. Check back soon for updates or e-mail Becky Brown for details.
March 6-9: Home and Garden Show ($10 admission) at DeVos Place
March 18: Byron Township Kent District Library Branch, 6:30pm (register here)
March 27: Muskegon River Watershed Assembly at Ferris State, 5:30pm (e-mail to learn more)
April 10: Downtown Market, 435 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, 6:00pm
April 15: Priority Health, 12:00pm (employees only)
April 22: Muskegon Earth Week, Big Blue Hydroponics, 590 Ottawa St, Muskegon, 6:00pm
April 24: Butterworth, 3:30pm (employees only)
April 29: Blodgett, 4:00pm (employees only)
April 30: Metro Health, 5:00pm (employees only)
May 3: Tyrone Township Kent District Library Branch, 10:30am (register here)
May 17: Wyoming Kent District Library Branch, 10:30am (register here)
May 28: Rockford Brewing Company, 12 E Bridge St, Rockford, 6:30pm
June 4: Rockford Brewing Company, 12 E Bridge St, Rockford, 6:30pm
June 11: Rockford Brewing Company, 12 E Bridge St, Rockford, 6:30pm
DIY rain barrel instructions are available from WMEAC for download here. We do not sell any of the materials outside of our workshops.
For more information on how rain barrels can help protect water quality and detailed DIY instructions watch the instructional video below prepared for WMEAC by the Grand Valley State University School of Communications.
A map of current rain barrel program locations to date: