Rain Barrel Workshop
The Lebanon County Conservation District is holding a rain barrel workshop in Mount Gretna on May 22 to teach attendees about the benefits of using a rain barrel. The cost of the workshop is $65 and each household in attendance will leave with a rain barrel and the skills to install it.
A rain barrel is a rainwater collection system that stores rooftop runoff to be used later for activities such as lawn and garden watering, even car washing and window cleaning. Rain barrels are an easy way to reduce the amount of stormwater leaving your property and reduce your water bill at the same time.
Interest in this workshop is expected to be high, so make sure to register early and by May 10th at the latest. The workshop will be held at:
Mt Gretna Community Volunteer Fire Company
Boulevard Street, Mt. Gretna
Wednesday May 22
For more information and to register contact: Stephanie Harmon at 717-272-3908 Ext. 4
Spring 2013 volunteer opportunities!
Let us know if you are coming to these events by contacting Jennifer Fetter, Penn State Extension: email@example.com or 717-921-8803. Letting us know you are coming helps us know what supplies we need to bring.
Colebrook Rain Garden Planting
Come help us plant a rain garden in Colebrook on June 5 from 5-7 pm. This rain garden will help capture runoff from the rail-trail parking lot and Colebrook Park. We are going to need volunteers to help plant the vegetation that will make this an attractive asset to the park and help protect the Conewago Creek.
Volunteers are needed to help transfer tree seedlings from landowner properties to pots. These seedlings are currently located in unwanted areas. By potting them up, they will be “rescued” from a lawn mower and planted on another property at a later date. The trees gathered will help make future projects more cost effect. Two rescues are being scheduled for the next month with one being held on May 30. Contact Jenn to find out more information about time and location of seedling rescues.