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Rain Barrels

Florida receives an average of 56 inches of rainfall per year. Most of this water washes over lawns and pavement carrying fertilizers and other chemicals into local waterways.

An inch of rainfall over a 1,000-square foot area yields in excess of 600 gallons of water. A rain barrel is an inexpensive means of capturing and storing some of this water for later use. By installing a rain barrel you'll not only help reduce pollution, but you'll also have a supply of free non-chlorinated soft water for irrigating your landscape!

The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension offers a series of Rain Barrel Workshops. These workshops give the residents of Miami-Dade County an opportunity to learn about important water conservation issues and teaches how to construct and install rain barrels. We also work with schools, homeowners associations and garden clubs.

  • March 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Native Plant Day at Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordo
    1725 NE 135th Street
    North Miami, FL 33181
  • April 15, 2017 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Miami Lakes Branch Library
    6699 Windmill Gate Road
    Miami Lakes, FL 33014
  • June 3, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Tropical Auduborn Society
    Doc Thomas House
    5530 Sunset Drive
    Miami, FL 33143

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