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Sign up for 2015 PRC Watershed Awareness/
Rain Barrel Workshops

Rain Water Harvesting and Watershed Awareness

Between Earth and Earth’s atmosphere, the amount of water remains constant; there is never a drop more, never a drop less. This is a story of circular infinity, of a planet birthing itself. “

The water molecules that we use and treasure today are the same water molecules that have always been on Planet Earth. We never get new water; therefore conservation and protection are essential.

Rainwater harvesting is an effective, ecological and economical method for the conservation and protection of this precious natural resource. By catching, storing and re-directing your roof water for on-site usage you can take advantage of this free source of precious water while at the same time contributing to a reduction in combined sewer overflows (CSO) that plague the Greater Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas, helping to reduce flooding and nonpoint source pollution, and contributing to recharging our groundwater supply. You’ll also have a free source of non-chlorinated water for use in your yard and garden.

Learn how to harvest rainwater from your roof and divert it for on-site usage in the landscape.  Attend a rain barrel workshop and return home equipped with the knowledge and hardware needed to assemble and install a rain barrel.


Watershed Awareness/Rain Barrel Workshops

For more information please call (412) 488.7490 ext. 247 or email Nancy Martin at

Price of the workshop - $50/person and $55/couple.

Workshop gift certificates are now available - contact Nancy Martin at (412) 488-7490 ext. 247 or email her at

April 8, 2015
Ross Twp Community Center
7 - 8:30 PM

April 9, 2015
Green Tree Muncipal Building
7 - 8:30 PM


April 15, 2015
Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park
7 - 8:30 PM

April 23, 2015
Phipps Garden Center
7 - 8:30 PM

April 26, 2015
Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse
Time TBD

June 2, 2015
Phipps Garden Center
7 - 8:30 PM


Prepayment is not required for registration.

We are now offering pre-made rain barrels for sale. Click here for details.

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