Learn how to build your own rain barrel at a Haywood Waterways Association workshop.
Rain barrels are a great source of water for gardening, cleaning equipment and even flushing toilets. They are particularly important during drought conditions. They also help slow stormwater runoff from rooftops — stormwater is the top cause of pollution to lakes, streams and rivers.
The event will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Agricultural Service Center on Raccoon Road in Waynesville. The cost is $60. All materials will be provided and each attendee will go home with a fully functioning rain barrel.
Preregistration and fee are required by Wednesday, Aug. 24.