St. Mary’s County Rain Barrel and Composting Workshops

When: 
Saturday, May. 20, 2017 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Where: 
St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
Address: 
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
United States
Event Type: 
Description/Notes: 

Looking for a simple way to conserve water and do something good for the environment? Why not install a rain barrel...or two! Not sure what to do with all of that yard waste and vegetable scraps? Join us to learn about home composting! The University of Maryland Extension Program, St. Mary's County Government and Commission on the Environment are pleased to offer rain barrel and composting workshops to residents. The rain barrel sessions will focus on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase rain barrels and learn the techniques for later installation. The composting session will include basic information/demonstration on how to start composting at home. Both rain barrel and composting workshops will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. You are welcome to attend both!

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Attendance is Free - $83 based on rain barrel and/or compost bin purchase.

To register online for a rain barrel session, please visit HERE for the 9:00 a.m. session, and HERE for the 10:00 a.m. session. (*additional service fees associated with online registration)

To register online for a composting session, please visit HERE for the 9:00 a.m. session, and HERE for the 10:00 a.m. session. (*additional service fees associated with online registration)

To register using a paper form: Rain Barrel and Composting Workshop Resgistration Form

For more information please contact Nicole Basenback, Watershed Restoration Program Assistant, at 301-475-4484 or Jackie Takacs, Watershed Restoration Specialist 240-393-6508.

Cost: 
Free - $83
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