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

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, and it will also help you save money! One rain barrel can conserve approximately 1,050 gallons per year!

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!


2018 Workshop Schedule & Registration

  • March 10 – La Porte Rain Barrel Workshop
    Event has passed. We distributed 51 barrels into the community!
  • April 7 – Dickinson Rain Barrel Workshop
    Event has passed. We distributed 45 barrels into the community!
  • June 3 – Brews & Barrels: Saint Arnold Rain Barrel Workshop (registration opens 5/1)
    To receive an email when registration for this workshop opens, sign up for the list here.
  • July 14 – Baytown Rain Barrel Workshop (registration opens 6/1)
    To receive an email when registration for this workshop opens, sign up for the list here.
  • Aug 11 – Galveston Rain Barrel Workshop @ Bryan Museum Observatory (registration opens 7/1)
    To receive an email when registration for this workshop opens, sign up for the list here.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many rain barrel kits may I purchase?
How much does it cost?
How do I register?
Can I pay/sign up at the workshop?
What comes in the rain barrel kit?
How many people can attend?
Do I have to attend the workshop in order to receive a rain barrel kit?
May I attend the workshop without buying a rain barrel kit?
Can I bring my kids?
I'm registered, but I can no longer attend the workshop, may I have a refund?
Do I need to bring anything?
How big is the rain barrel and will it fit in my car?
What does the barrel look like?
Is the rain barrel kit hard to install?
Will we assemble the barrel and kit at the workshop?
Can I still get a rain barrel if I don't have gutters?
How safe is the water I will be collecting?
Are rain barrels legal in Texas?
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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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