Learn how rainwater harvesting and rain barrels are a great way to conserve water during a drought (and anytime). Presented by the Piedmont Park Conservancy and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Space is limited to 25 participants. Pre-registration is required.
More Dates to be Announced Soon
$10 for PPC members and $40 for non-members: includes rain barrel, installation kit and viewing of "Tapped Out," a presentation about Atlanta's water needs and solutions.
This workshop is devised to teach homeowner’s about water conservation, water wise gardening and rain barrel installation and harvesting.
Each workshop is about one hour long. Participants receive a shortened version of CRK’s Tapped Out: The Drying of Atlanta, an enhanced PowerPoint presentation that examines the causes of the water crisis in the Chattahoochee River watershed and offers practical solutions for citizens, businesses, people and policy-makers.
The workshop also touches on using water wisely outdoors and water harvesting. Rain barrel installation, maintenance and safety are discussed, along with the conversion kit which includes ALL parts needed for installation. The conversion kit uses a diverter system which eliminates the need for cutting off gutter downspouts, mosquitoes and over-flow valves.
Bonny Putney, Headwaters Outreach Manager for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper will be conducting the workshop. Putney is a certified rain barrel instructor and started the program taking used Coke-Cola syrup drums and converting them to rain barrels in 2009. Since that time over 3,500 rain barrels have been distributed in the metro Atlanta area through this program.
Contact Holly Hollingsworth for parking and location questions: 404.876.4024, ext. 323.