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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 Galveston Bay Foundation in partnership with local organizations and cities.

Workshops consist of information about rain barrel use and maintenance, and tools to begin construction of your rain barrel. 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. These interactive workshops allow participants to ask questions and utilize resources to keep our waters clean! Please review the “Frequently Asked Questions” below for more information.


2019 Workshop Schedule & Registration

  • April 28 – Brews and Barrels: Spindletap Brewery
  • June 15 – Brews & Barrels: Bakfish Brewery
  • July 13 – Rain Barrel Workshop @ Texas City Prairie Preserve
  • August 17 – Rain Barrel Workshop @ Houston Maritime Museum
    • Rescheduled from the May 11, 2019 workshop

If you would like to receive emails when we schedule our 2019 workshops, sign up to receive automatic notifications 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?
Rain Barrel Resources

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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