GALVESTON — The Galveston Bay Foundation and the city of Galveston will have a rain barrel workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. March 22 at the McGuire-Dent Recreation Center, 2222 28th St.

Topics include the benefits of rain barrels, how to use them and proper location and installation.

Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40 percent of total household water use during the summer.

Capturing rainwater is good for the environment and for your plants — especially during periods of drought.

Rain barrels are an efficient, low-cost method for collecting rainwater.

They are placed at downspouts in order to reduce runoff into storm drains and can be used for watering a garden or houseplants, among many other uses.

The cost for registration is $30 and includes a 35-gallon rain barrel courtesy of Coca-Cola and a RainRecycle connector kit from Rain Barrel Depot.

Workshop attendance is required to receive the rain barrel kit.

Register and purchase your kit online at www.galvbay.org/rainbarrel or contact Neally Rhea, nrhea@galvbay.org or 281-332-3381, Ext. 217.

Contact Charlene Bohanon, 281-332-3381 or visit www.galvbay.org.

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