Why Should I Get A Rain Barrel?

As we develop our land and increase the amount of paved surfaces and buildings (known as impervious cover), the water cycle is changed. Less rainfall and snow melt sinks into the ground and more water flows rapidly over the land and into our rivers. Stormwater runoff can lead to increased flooding, erosion and pollution and... Continue Reading →

Rain Barrel Workshop

The Town of Bridgewater and the Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District are hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Sandy Bottom Shelter.  At the workshop, you’ll learn how to convert a heavy plastic pickle barrel into a functional rain barrel and how to... Continue Reading →

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