Blue Ridge Center
for environmental stewardship
preserve ~ experience ~ enjoy


  • June 11, 2011
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Education Center


  • ($50 materials fee + $10 registration fee)
  • ($50 materials fee + $20 registration fee)

Registration is closed

Instructors - Jay Frankenfield and Chris VanVlack

Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer.  Rain Barrels have started to re-emerge as  an economical and practical way for homeowners to conserve water, reduce runoff, save money, and help protect the Chesapeake Bay.  Along with constructing your own rain barrel, we will discuss how to calculate rain volumes, how to use your barrel for compost tea, and how to employ rain tanks and other LID (low impact development) practices.

To receive the member discount on BRCES workshops join our "Friends" program online at the Grey Tree Frog level or higher.

 Jay Frankenfield and Chris VanVlack are conservation professionals with the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District.

Questions should be sent to BRCES Program Director Jeffrey Alvey at


Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship

11661 Harpers Ferry Rd.

Purcellville, VA  20132



The Blue Ridge Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by donations

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