July 29, 2010Courtesy photos by Jessica Andreoletti
More than 30 Williston residents learned how to make rain barrels from a workshop held by the town on June 24. Rain barrels collect water from roof gutters and downspouts during rain events, reducing the amount of stormwater runoff leaving a property and entering nearby streams and rivers. Water collected by rain barrel can be used to water flowers, lawns and gardens.
The town plans to hold another rain barrel workshop in the fall.
The town thanked Paquette Full of Posies for donating materials for the workshop, the volunteers who helped prepare the barrels for the participants and Karen Bates for assisting with the workshop.