Upcoming Rain Barrel Workshop in Robertsdale

For Immediate Release

October 12, 2015

Contact: Christian Miller

NPS Extension Specialist

Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

251.438.5690 (office)

Residents can make rain barrels at Robertsdale workshop

(Mobile, Ala.) - Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, in partnership with the Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership, the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Baldwin County, and the cities of Daphne, Spanish Fort, and Fairhope will hold a rain barrel workshop from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, October 17th, at the Baldwin County Central Annex located at 22251 Palmer St in Robertsdale, AL.

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. 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.