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2018 Denver Rain Barrel Workshop - Connecting Colorado to Water

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In 2016, it became legal to collect water from your gutters to water your lawn, garden, and flowers on your own property. Since then, rain barrels have been all the rage, and Colorado residents are all getting excited about this new way to garden and save on their water bill at the same time!


Water Education Colorado is partnering with the River Network to host a Rain Barrel Workshop where participants will actually build their own rain barrel and get to take it home with them! Rain barrels can cost hundreds of dollars to purchase in a store, and that doesn’t even come with the satisfaction of making it yourself.


For only $40.00 per barrel, you and your family can come make one of your own! Max five people per barrel and one per household please. We will have all of the tools and materials that you will need to start watering your lawn with rain water.


A couple things you need to know:

  • We are more than just fun - If you do not know how to use a rain barrel, or the benefits of having a rain barrel, then no worries! We will have a short educational session for all participants on how rain barrels play a role in managing water in Colorado and how you can do your part to be a responsible water citizen.
  • Rain barrels are large - The rain barrels are 42 to 55 gallons. You will need to have an appropriate vehicle, and any straps needed to contain the barrel for its ride home at the end of the evening.
  • We have the tools - You will not need to bring any power tools with you. If you have a favorite pair of safety glasses or gloves, please bring those along with you. Otherwise we will provide those items while using the tools.
  • Safety first - While we intend to have a good time at this event, alcohol can’t be consumed while operating the power tools. We will provide appetizers during the workshop and delicious Blue Moon Brewing Company beers will be available for purchase after the workshop. 

We will begin building rain barrels at 5:00 pm, but come at anytime to share in the fun and celebrate being awesome water citizens. We have a private room until 7:00 pm and will provide light appetizers, but the brewery is open for dinner and drinks. To purchase dinner, you must get a table in the restaurant (no individual tabs can be opened in the workshop space). Since this is taking place on a Friday night, if you are planning on staying for dinner, we recommend that you call the Blue Moon Brewery to make a reservation.

 *Note: If you are not at the workshop to claim your rain barrel by 5:30 pm, then your barrel will be given away with no refund. 


Cost: $40 per Rain Barrel (You can come as a family and all work on one barrel, if you wish to make more than one barrel, you must pay for multiple barrels)

$20 per Water Friend: If you want to come and enjoy some drinks and appetizers you are welcome to join the fun. We are asking for a $20 to help cover appetizers. 

Thank you to our partner:

April 20th, 2018 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
3750 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216
United States
Water Friend (no rain barrel/building barrel with group) $ 20.00
Rain Barrel $ 40.00

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