Rain barrels are used to catch rainwater from roofs and stores that water for use later. And article in the International Erosion Control magazine Environmental Connection tells about how the Anderson Soil and Water Conservation District in South Carolina runs an event that educates people on how to build rain barrels and have fun. The annual event raises funds to provide environmental grants around the Lake Hartwell area. The article is titled Rain Barrel Event Combines Fun and Education and can be seen at this link.

Events like this or smaller are good ways to educate people about stormwater management and how to conserve water resources. Building rain barrels in 4-H meetings, community activities, summer programs, or any other water related event is a good way to educate and have fun at the same time.

If you are interested in the Soil and Water Conservation Districts in your area, the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) can help you find your local Conservation District.

Have a good week and remember water runs downhill.