Press Release - June 20, 2012
Residents can make rain barrels at Mobile workshop
(Mobile, Ala.) - Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, in partnership with the Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will hold a rain barrel workshop from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 30, at the Jon Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road North in Mobile, Ala.
Workshop participants will learn about important water quality and conservation issues and practical measures they can take to reduce their impact on coastal Alabama’s water resources. During the workshop, they will construct a rain barrel that will allow them to harvest rainwater for gardens, landscaping or other uses. They also will learn how to install the rain barrels at their homes.
To attend the workshop, interested individuals must pre-register with the Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center office by Wednesday, June 27. The registration fee for the workshop is $40 and includes all materials required to construct a rain barrel.
For more information or to register, contact Christian Miller, extension specialist with Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant and the Auburn Marine Center, at 251-438-5690 or Christian@auburn.edu.