Rain Barrel Workshops!

We know how excited you are about rain barrels and rain gardens, and we’ve got some great news! With the help of our partners at Clean Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Public Library, we will be offering two more free residential green infrastructure workshops later this month. In these online trainings, you will learn about the benefits of rain barrels, rain gardens, and native plants as well as some information on how to install them at your home.  Each of these landscaping options helps manage stormwater where it falls and helps reduce the risk of flooding and water pollution impacting area rivers and Lake Michigan. Eligible homeowners* living within the District’s service territory who participate in either of the workshops in their entirety will be able to collect a free rain barrel from the District this fall. Both workshops will be using the Zoom platform. You will need a computer with internet access and sound.

* limit one per household, and households that have received a free barrel in the past are not eligible to receive another free rain barrel.

The first workshop focuses on rain barrels and is scheduled for Monday, September 20, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and will be presented by our partners at Clean Wisconsin. To RSVP, follow this link: (https://tinyurl.com/4j4js37r).

The second workshop focuses on rain barrels, rain gardens, and native plants and is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and will be presented by our partners at Clean Wisconsin along with Master Gardener, Woody Benson. To RSVP, follow this link: (https://tinyurl.com/4ueyrnm7).

We will need your full name, email address, and the city/town you live in to verify eligibility. Space is limited. Please only register if you can definitely make it and can attend the entire event from 6:00-7:30 pm. If your plans change after you register, please let Clean Wisconsin know (by emailing giworkshops@cleanwisconsin.org) so they can cancel your registration to free up that space for someone else.

Want to learn more about how you can help protect Lake Michigan?

Check out our Residential resource page to get started.

– Fresh Coast Guardian Team

Rain Barrel Workshops!