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Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop Announced

By Carol A. Gasser Moore

GEORGIA – On February 28th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., the public is invited to join the Georgia Coastal Management Program in partnership with Coca-Cola United for an upcoming Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop. The workshop will be held at the Georgia DNR Coastal Regional Headquarters in Brunswick.

Did you know:  A rain barrel can save most homeowners 2,000 gallons of water each year which can be used for watering gardens, washing cars and other projects around the house?

At the workshop, rain barrel installation, maintenance and safety are discussed, along with instructions for the conversion kit which includes ALL parts needed for installation. Staff will be on hand with the hardware supplies and tools necessary to help you assemble the barrels on-site – ready to take home and use.  The conversion kit uses a diverter system which eliminates the need for cutting off gutter downspouts, mosquitoes and over-flow valves.

Registration fee is $35 and includes the 50 gallon drum, instructions and all supplies needed to build your own rain barrel.  Please note that if registering for this workshop you must attend the educational presentation and construct your rain barrel at the workshop. Registration will be limited and is available on a first come basis.  Please register online at:

We will be sending out more information prior to the workshop for registered participants but please feel free to contact Kelly Hill with questions at any time ( or 912-264-7218).


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