(If you want to so do something more to conserve water and help the Earth, Niagara At Large is pleased to run the following media release from the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority for our readers.)
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation will host a truckload sale of rain barrels on Saturday, April 30th from 9 AM to 1 PM in the parking lot of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority’s offices at 250 Thorold Road West in Welland.
The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to assist the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) in support of local conservation initiatives that cleanse our water, provide habitat that promotes wildlife diversity, promote education about the importance of our environment and offer opportunities for people to enjoy their natural world. Rain barrels will be sold for $55 each and funds raised will assist the Foundation in its efforts to support conservation efforts throughout the watershed.
Rain barrels are a good gardening practice that reduces the environmental impact from rain water runoff. They capture and store rain water collected from roofs through downspouts. They provide chlorine-free and fluoride-free water which is ideal for flowers, vegetables, lawns, shrubs and trees. Rain barrels divert clean water from sewer systems and can provide cost savings for homeowners.
Each rain barrel available through the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation’s sale is equipped with a mosquito and leaf debris filter basket, an overflow hose, an outlet to join rain barrels together in series and a spigot at the bottom which can be connected to a standard garden hose. These environmentally-friendly products were once used to import fruits and vegetables and have been refurbished and repurposed to offer years of reliable service as rain barrels. They are available in three colours including grey, terracotta and black.
All orders must be placed online in advance at www.RainBarrel.ca/Welland or by calling 905-788-3135, ext. 230. No household limits or residency requirements are imposed, however only barrels ordered in advance are guaranteed to be available.
About the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation –
Established in 1969, the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation is an environmental charity that helps to protect and conserve land and water throughout the watershed of the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority.
More than $3.5 million has been raised to date through fundraising efforts that include the annual Bob Welch Memorial Golf Tournament and an Elimination Draw & Dinner. For more information, please contact Terry McDougall, firstname.lastname@example.org, call 905-788-3135, ext. 230 or visit http://www.npca.ca/foundation.
About RainBarrel.ca – RainBarrel.ca reclaims food grade barrels previously used to import fruits and vegetables to be reused as rain barrels. Partnerships with local non-profit organizations result in fundraising truckload sales events for dozens of communities in Ontario. RainBarrel.ca retails a variety of garden centre items from its Stoney Creek facility. For more information, please contact Larry Pomerantz, Larry@RainBarrel.ca, call 905-545-5577 or visit www.RainBarrel.ca.
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