environmental citizens organization

ecoCaledon and TRCA, Paint a Picture for Water Conservation 2012

Caledon’s Second Annual Rain Barrel Artist’s Collection

Rain barrels are often seen as characterless and boring. Paint a Picture for Water Conservation aims to transform this normally drab outdoor feature into a masterpiece for the garden. And we need your help!

Artists, students and creative Caledonians are asked to submit ideas for an artistic rain barrel design. 10 designs will be chosen and painted.

Starting May 15, 2012, decorated barrels will be displayed for one month at high traffic areas in the community. Throughout the month people can place online bids for their favourite barrels. On June 16, Caledon Day, the online auction closes. Proceeds will be used to support the environmental education efforts of ecoCaledon.

The goals of this project are to:

Promote the use of rain barrels for single family dwellings.

Promote water conservtion.

Educate the public about the re-use of rain water at home.

What is a rain barrel you ask?

Rain barrels capture rainwater from your rooftop. This water would normally run into a storm drain, culvert or ditch before flowing directly into our local river, carrying all pollutants that it picks up along the way. Rain water that is captured in your rain barrel is fresh and clean and can be used to water your garden, potted flowers and hanging baskets.

For more information contact:

Donna Ferron




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