June 28, 2017 News Release: Conservation District to hold free Rain Barrel Workshops, Greene County Government, Pennsylvania

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Greene County Conservation District
22 West high Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5278 • Fax: 724-852-5341 • www.co.greene.pa.us/gccd

News Release

County of Greene, Pennsylvania
Contact: JoAnne Marshall
Communications Director

Conservation District to hold free Rain Barrel Workshops
FOR RELEASE — June 28, 2017

WAYNESBURG, PA — The Greene County Conservation District in cooperation with the Waynesburg Borough will hold free rain barrel workshops in Waynesburg on Thursday, July 13 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m.

Rain barrels collect and store water that falls on roofs to be used for household activities like watering gardens. By using rain barrels, the property owner saves money on their water bill and reduces the effect of stormwater runoff on our streams and rivers.

Purchasing a pre-manufactured rain barrel can be expensive but making one is very easy. Participants in the workshop will construct their very own rain barrel from materials provided by the Conservation District. In addition, the organization will also discuss other good practices that property owners can implement alongside their new rain barrel to reduce runoff, erosion and water pollution.

The free workshops are open to all Greene County residents. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, call the Conservation District at 724-852-5278, or e-mail Jared Zinn.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For more information about PACD, visit www.pacd.org.

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

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