Friends of Mississippi River (FMR) is giving away free rain barrels and conversion kits this summer in partnership with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO). The barrels hold 55 gallons of water and are 4 feet tall and 1.5 inches diameter. Email email@example.com to reserve your barrel and kit. Youll get access to a virtual workshop that will walk you through the steps of assembling and installing your barrel.
To qualify, you must live in the MWMO watershed (check if you qualify at mwmo.org). Black, Indigenous, and People of Color applicants are especially encouraged.
"Using a rain barrel is one of the simplest, high-impact ways to save water and help protect our watershed. The biggest threat to our waters today is polluted runoff: water that runs off our roofs and into our streets and alleys, carrying contaminants into our lakes, streams and rivers. Installing a rain barrel to collect and store rainwater is a simple but powerful way to make a big difference for our waterways, and to help save water as you care for your lawn and garden," say FMR representatives.