Did you know?

  • Lawn and garden watering make up nearly 40% of total household water use during the summer.
  • Capturing rainwater will help protect your lawn and garden during periods of drought.
  • You can install rain barrels in series or at multiple downspouts in order to collect more water.
  • One rain barrel can conserve approximately 1,050 gallons per year!

Conserve water! Protect our Bay! Sign up for a Rain Barrel Workshop!

Galveston Bay Foundation’s Rain Barrel Program works to conserve water and reduce storm water runoff, pollution, and bacteria entering Galveston Bay. Each workshop is a unique and personal experience hosted by GBF in partnership with local organizations and cities.

Workshops consist of a presentation on the environmental benefits of collecting rainwater, and proper rain barrel installation instructions and tips. Registration is $35, which includes one 35-gallon barrel + one connector kit, and admission to the workshop for yourself and one guest. Workshop participants can purchase a maximum of 2 barrels + 2 kits. We encourage workshop attendants to ask questions and take advantage of the resources offered at our workshops, which help improve water quality in Galveston Bay!

Workshop Schedule & Registration

We have completed the 2017 rain barrel workshop season! Our workshops will start up again in March 2018.

If you would like to receive an email whenever we schedule workshops for the 2018 season, please sign up for our email list here.

Rain Barrel Resources
Rain Barrel Workshop FAQs

Thanks to our sponsors!

With generous support from our sponsors, GBF has been able to expand the Rain Barrel Program to reach new partners and provide more workshops for communities surrounding Galveston Bay.

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