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Make'n'Take Rain Barrel Workshop

  • WCD 455 Hayward Ave N Oakdale, MN, 55128 United States (map)

This spring the East Metro Water Resource Education Program (EMWREP) and Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District (RWMWD) is teaming up with Cedar Hill Natives to offer a Make’N’Take Rain Barrel Workshop. Rain barrels collect rainwater from your roof downspouts, which can be used to water your flower gardens during dry weeks. They will have an inlet, an overflow hose, and a spigot at the bottom to attach to your garden hose. Rain barrels are an easy way for you to help reduce pollution from stormwater running off your roof or driveway, and capture water for you to use to water your trees and flower gardens.


On May 18th Connie Taillon, owner of Cedar Hill Natives, will be there to help you discover the benefits of rain barrels and will cover assembly, rain barrel, installation tips, care and maintenance, while also discussing many local water resource concerns and water conservation tips for your home, yard and landscaping. Furthermore, the RWMWD has agreed to cost-share with you on your rain barrel, offering a $40 discount per barrel!


There are 3 options for rain barrels:


Reconditioned Plastic Barrels: Originally $65.00, Cost-Share Price: $25.00

Molded Plastic Barrels: Originally $95.00, Cost-Share Price: $55.00

Oak Barrels: Originally $125.00, Cost-Share Price: $85.00


Quantity and availability of rain barrels is limited, so register early and invite a friend! You will receive a confirmation of your registration within two business days of receipt of your registration.



Monday, May 18th at 6:00p.m.

Washington Conservation District

455 Hayward Ave N

Oakdale, MN 55128


Registration deadline is Monday, May 11th at 4:00p.m.


Contact: Jenn Radtke at 651-330-8220x44 or email for more information or to check quantity available.  


Class size minimum is 10 participants and maximum is 15. 

Earlier Event: May 14
Design Your Rain Garden
Later Event: May 19
Make'n'Take Rainbarrel