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Connecting the Drops Rain Barrel Exhibit and "Build a Rain Barrel" Workshop coming to Milton!
For its fourth anniversary, the Connecting the Drops traveling Rain Barrel Exhibit will be held at the Milton Farmers Market, adjacent to the Hannaford Plaza in Milton, VT, from June 9th – July 7th. As in years prior, this display will feature original art by local artists using rain barrels as the canvas! During the exhibit Chittenden County residents will have a chance to sign up and win one of the five, uniquely-decorated rain barrels for use at their own home or work.
he purpose of the exhibit is to raise awareness about stormwater runoff and the actions property owners can take reduce stormwater and its negative impact on our waterways. The art-adorned rain barrels will be given away to lucky winners at the July 7th Farmers Market. You can enter for a chance to win in either of two ways: by scanning the QR code at the exhibit between June 9th – July 7th or by visiting http://letitrainvt.org/connecting-the-drops/.
For an idea of how the display will look, here's a photo from 2015's Connect the Drops 3.0 in Williston
In addition to exploring the beautiful artistic display, visitors will have the chance to read the Kids VT “Stormwater Story”; a tale created by parenting magazine Kids VT that relays how stormwater impairs natural waterways and what each of us can do to “slow, spread, and sink” stormwater.
For those with an interest in hands-on learning, the Chittenden County Stream Team (CCST) will also host a Build-A-Rain Barrel Workshop at Milton’s Freedom Fest! See below for details about the event and how to register:
Create Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop at Milton’s Freedom Fest!
Date: Sat, June 25
Location: Field House in Bombardier Park West, Milton
Fee: $30/rain barrel
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CALL FOR RAIN GARDEN VOLUNTEERS!
Are you interested in helping to prevent stormwater from negatively impacting Lake Champlain by maintaining a rain garden? The Adopt-a-Rain Garden Program is an opportunity for individuals to assist in keeping Chittenden County's public rain gardens clean and attractive by performing basic maintenance activities like picking up litter, pulling weeds, and installing new mulch. One rain garden in particular that needs a new caretaker is the Brownell Library rain garden in Essex Junction.
Thanks to all of our dedicated volunteers in years past! We couldn't do this without your help.
For information about past events, visit our Historical Happenings.