Build-a-Rain Barrel Workshop: Neshanic River Watershed

Spring is here!

Come out and bring the family to a Build-a-Rain Barrel Workshop!

 

Rain barrels collect and store rainwater from roofs, improving stream health by reducing the amount of water and pollutants that reach local waterways.  The water captured by rain barrels has many beneficial uses! Residents can easily water lawns and gardens, save money on water bills and reduce stress on wells.

 

“Rain barrels are a great way for homeowners to help protect their water supply by controlling residential stormwater runoff,” said Kathy Hale, Principal Watershed Protection Specialist

 

Learn how using a rain barrel can contribute to improving our water resources. Participants will learn how to build, install, and maintain their own rain barrel.

 

The workshop is open to all residents of Flemington Borough and East Amwell, Delaware and Raritan Townships.  The workshop will take place on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Flemington Jewish Community Center located at 5 Sergeantsville Road, Flemington, NJ 08822. The cost to build and take home a barrel is $35.

 

To register and reserve a rain barrel, please call 908-730-0270 x233 or e-mail shelble@raritanbasin.org. RSVP is required and space is limited. For additional information, visit http://www.raritanbasin.org/rain_barrel.html.

 

NJWSA, North Jersey Resources Conservation and Development Council and Rutgers Cooperative Extension – Water Resources Program are working together to implement projects to improve the Neshanic River. Each workshop is a part of the restoration effort and is funded by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection—Division of Policy Implementation and Watershed Restoration. North Jersey RC&D (www.northjerseyrcd.org) is a regional nonprofit that works with municipal, state and federal agencies to promote conservation and improvement of the region’s resources and quality of life.

 

NJWSA operates Spruce Run and Round Valley Reservoirs and the Delaware & Raritan Canal as drinking water sources, providing water to over 1.5 million customers in central New Jersey.