Saturday Rain Barrel Workshop and West/Rhode Riverkeeper Report
On Saturday, Chris Trumbauer, West/Rhode Riverkeeper, will present the findings of their annual assessment of water quality on the West and Rhode rivers. Following the presentation, there will be a workshop on rain barrels, where 40 of the barrels will be assembled and given away to members of the organization.
The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 7 at Discovery Village, 4800 Atwell Road, Shady Side.
Scores for the West and Rhode rivers will be released for six indicators of the rivers health, along with an overall grade for the rivers.
To improve our report card grades for next year, we will all need to help make a difference. Installing a rain barrel to capture rooftop runoff is one easy step. The rain barrel workshop will be led by Joe Ports, Chesapeake Conservation Corps.
Membership forms will be available for those wishing to join the organization.
Participants and presenters will include: Chris Trumbauer, West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Kacey Wetzel, Chesapeake Bay Trust, Joe Ports, Chesapeake Conservation Corps member, Steve Raabe, President of Opinionworks, in addition to members of the West/Rhode Riverkeeper organization.
This event is open to the public.
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