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Rain barrel workshops slated in area


Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) will host a series of workshops teaching how to harvest rainwater from roofs, store it and use it in the landscape.

Harvesting rainwater is not only a free source of water, but also contributes to improved water quality in local rivers and streams and reduces contributions to combined sewer overflow, flooding and polluted urban/suburban runoff.

PRC's Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshop raises awareness of watershed issues in addition to demonstrating how to assemble and install a retrofitted 55-gallon drum/rain barrel, and offers other rainwater harvesting options. Participates will receive the necessary hardware (not the barrel) to assemble and install a rain barrel for rainwater harvesting and on-site usage.

Cost is $35 per person or $45 for a couple.

Workshops will take place:

• March 10, 6:30-8 p.m. at the CCI Center, South Side

• April 9, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Greentree Municipal Building

• April 15, 6:30-8 p.m. at the East End Food Coop

• April 22, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Richland Township Municipal Building

• April 29, 6:30-8 p.m. in Heidelberg at Three Hierarchs School

• May 6, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Upper St. Clair Library

• May 15, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Schrader Environmental Center in Wheeling, WV

• May 19, 6-8 p.m. at the Regional Environmental in Upper St. Clair

• May 27, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Phillips Garden Center in Shadyside

• June 2, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Lauri Ann West Memorial Library in O'Hara Township

• June 13, 2-3:30 p.m. at Hahn Nursery in Ross Township

For information or to register, contact Nancy at 412-431-4449 x247 or


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