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Make your rain barrel

You could have hundreds of gallons of free water simply by collecting it! On Saturday, April 27, 1-2 p.m., the City of Key West, Monroe County Extension Service and Key West Botanical Gardens are conducting a Rain Barrel Workshop at the Botanical Garden on College Road on Stock Island as part of their shared Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration.

Attendees will learn where to get barrels, how to build one, tips for where to put it, how to decorate it, and how to hook them up together. Participants that pre-register via the City’s Preserve Island Life Facebook Page can buy, build and bring home their own rain barrel that day.  https://www.facebook.com/preserveislandlife/events/

During even a short, ½ inch rain, a 1000 sq. ft. of roof yields approximately 300 gallons of water. By collecting and storing this rainwater, you benefit by having a source of free irrigation, car washing, or boat washing water during times of drought.  Also, this stored rainwater doesn’t contain chlorine, lime, or calcium. A rain barrel helps direct moisture away from building foundations. Storing rainwater also helps to reduce the amount of pollution running into our estuaries and ponds in the form of storm water runoff. Using non potable water for non-potable uses saves money on both your water and sewer bills too!

Water Conservation Month is part of the City of Key West’s sustainability campaign, Preserve Island Life.

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Date

Apr 27 2024
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
5210 College Road, Key West, FL, USA

Organizer

Key West Botanical Garden Society
Key West Botanical Garden Society
Phone
(305) 296-1504
Email
info@keywest.garden
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