Rain Barrel Workshop converts old syrup drums into rain-catchers
The Tennessee Aquarium continues its tradition of promoting environmental awareness in the Chattanooga area with a repeat of its Rain Barrel Workshop this Saturday at the Aquarium.
Runoff from driveways and roads is one of the biggest causes of pollution in area creeks and waterways, and the Tenneessee Aquarium is holding a workshop on how people in the community can help reduce the pollution levels from home.
The workshop will feature educational information on the presence and effects of area pollution, and a hands-on project with Ace Hardware to turn old Coca-Cola syrup drums into rain-catchers, complete with hose adapters, spigots, and debris collectors.
The Rain Barrel Workshop will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Tenneessee Aquarium, located at 1 Broad St.
Tickets must be purchased ahead of time at tnaqua.org and participants should bring a vehicle capable of transporting a 55-gallon rain barrel.