Egg Harbor Township, NJ – Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) will host a free
afternoon event for the public to view beautiful hand painted rain barrels and
learn how to make their own rain barrel to conserve and protect water
resources. Information on other ways to manage stormwater will also be
available. All guests will be eligible to win a free rain barrel at the event.
Who: The Atlantic County Utilities Authority is holding this event in
partnership with the NJ Sea Grant Consortium, Rutgers Water Resources Program
and the NJDEP Watershed Ambassadors Program. Local artist Lisa Fischer
Lucariello from Galloway Township will be on hand to talk about the Rain Barrel
she painted. This family friendly event is open to the public and there is no
cost to attend.
What: ACUA was invited to host the traveling collection of 12 beautiful
rain barrels, hand painted by New Jersey artists depicting iconic scenes of the
Jersey Shore. This Rain Barrel Art Project was developed in conjunction with
the Sea Grant’s annual “Top Ten Beaches” survey, in an effort to create public
awareness around the use of rain barrels and the ways in which they help
conserve water. The Rutgers Water Resources Program has provided information
and a model to show how rain barrels work to collect water from rooftops during
rain events. At 5 p.m., NJDEP Watershed Ambassador Morgyn Ellis will
demonstrate how people can easily build their own rain barrel. All guests will
have the chance to win the rain barrel constructed during the demonstration.
When: Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. How to build a Rain
Barrel demonstration, 5 p.m.
Where: The event will be held at the Community Garden located at ACUA’s
Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road in Egg Harbor Township. The garden is located
behind the Geo Administrative Building (Building 1).
Why: To inform and educate the public on some of the many stormwater
management techniques that can save water, and help to prevent pollutants from