Do your part to protect the James River!
Richmond city residents, join the James River Association at the Main Branch Library on October 29th for a rain barrel workshop!
Rain barrels are made out of heavy-duty plastic 55-gallon drums and connected to the gutter downspouts of residential homes, collecting rain runoff. Stormwater moves quickly over the paved surfaces in urban environments, picking up pollutants on its way to the James River. By collecting water from a rooftop to be used in a garden later, the total amount of contaminants being deposited into the river is decreased!
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Main Branch Library
101 E Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
The workshop costs $35, and includes the rain barrel, hardware, a native plant, and RVA Native Plant Guide.
Space is limited and this workshop is only open to City of Richmond residents. Please indicate on the form if you would like a sun or shade tolerant native plant.
James River Association staff and volunteers will assist you with the construction.
**IMPORTANT** You MUST have a vehicle capable of bringing the rain barrel(s) home with you! Dimensions of each barrel are 22.5” x 33.5”