Rain Barrel Workshops

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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.

Register for the workshops here. 

Upcoming schedule:

April

REGISTRATION CLOSED -- April 15: Priority Health, 12:00pm (employees only)

April 17: City of Walker and Walker KDL, 1:00pm

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, 5:30pm

April 30: Metro Health, 6:30pm

May

May 3: Tyrone Township Kent District Library Branch, 10:30am (register here)

May 17: Wyoming Kent District Library Branch, 10:30am (register here)

May 17: City of Walker and Walker KDL Branch, 1:00pm

May 28: Rockford Brewing Company, 12 E Bridge St, Rockford, 6:30pm

June

June 4: Rockford Brewing Company, 12 E Bridge St, Rockford, 6:30pm

June 7: Rylee's Ace Hardware, 1234 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids, 10:00am

June 11: Rockford Brewing Company, 12 E Bridge St, Rockford, 6:30pm

Register for the workshops here. 

Thank you to our sponsors and partners:

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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:

 
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