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Rain Barrel Project

Students show off completed rain barrel. Photo by CBF StaffPhoto by CBF Staff

INSTALLING RAIN BARRELS STOPS POLLUTED RUNOFF.
BE ONE OF THE 99 BARRELS.
Stormwater photo copyright Krista Schlyer/iLCP student wave,watering can,rain barrel Two girls

Stop polluted runoff. Rain rushes down from roofs and across roads, taking oil, dirt, fertilizer, and other waste into rivers and the Bay.

~ Photo © Krista Schlyer/iLCP

Save water. Use captured rain water to water gardens and lawns.

~ Photo by CBF Staff

Educate others. Show others how easy barrels are to install and explain how they reduce pollution.

~ Photo by CBF Staff

WHAT'S THE ISSUE?

Polluted runoff is the only major source of pollution to the Chesapeake Bay that is still increasing.

It is one of the major reasons the Bay and many of its rivers and streams are still on the Environmental Protection Agency's "dirty waters" list.

The Gray Funnel infographic

YOUR MISSION

1. Install a rain barrel 2. Share a photo 3. Teach others
Install a rain barrel Send a pic, be one of the 99 barrels Teach others

HOW TO INSTALL A RAIN BARREL

SEND YOUR RAIN BARREL PHOTO

RESOURCES

Find out more about polluted runoff's impact on the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

 

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