Learn how to save water, save money, and save our local waterways all at the same time with a rain barrel workshop hosted by Gunpowder Valley Conservancy! Learn about the benefits of rain barrels and then build your own barrel at this free hands-on workshop; there is a cost for purchasing barrels. Rain barrels help reduce storm water runoff that can carry pollutants to our creeks and the Chesapeake Bay. Water your garden and lawn, or wash your car with the water that you conserve!
Registration required by 26 June. Workshop is free, $60 to purchase a rain barrel (optional). Residents within the Clear Creeks Project area (Bird River, Lower Gunpowder Falls, Middle River, and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds) are eligible for a 50% discount on rain barrels. Amy Young firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historical Society of Baltimore County (HSBC) will be the first of six Maryland sites to host Water/Ways, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, brought to the state by the Maryland Humanities’ Museum on Main Street program. Water/Ways will be open to the public in the historic Almshouse in Cockeysville for six weeks, from May 25 to July 6, 2019, during HSBC’s 60th anniversary year.
From Western Maryland to the lower Eastern Shore, our state is rich with water: it’s part of our history, our culture, our future. Maryland H2O shines the spotlight on it, through Maryland Humanities’ Museum on Main Street tour of the traveling exhibit Water/Ways, the Smithsonian exhibition H2O Today, and engaging programs to spark a statewide discussion about water.
This event is listed as part of Maryland Humanities’ Maryland H2O initiative and #ValueWater programming.