Lucas SWCD plans rain barrel workshop

The Lucas Soil and Water Conservation District (Lucas SWCD) is partnering with the Rain Garden Initiative and Partners for Clean Streams to offer a Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop this fall. Rain barrels are an easy and efficient way to manage storm water, while also saving money and resources.

The Workshop will be held on Oct. 1 from 4-6 p.m. at the Ottawa Hills Elementary School, 3602 Indian Road, in the new gym. During the Workshop, attendees will learn the purpose of rain barrels and be led through a step-by-step process to make their own.

When registering, please select a half hour time-slot during which you will build your rain barrel. The cost is $35 per barrel, and this includes all the materials and tools necessary. Pre-registration is required. All you will need is a vehicle large enough to transport the rain barrel home; the barrel measures at approximately 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide.

To register, visit the Lucas SWCD website ( where you will find information on registration. You can also register by visiting or calling (419) 893-1966 the Lucas SWCD office, and either dropping off or mailing your payment to 130-A W. Dudley St, Maumee.