The public is invited to a free presentation about the benefits and fundamentals of using rain barrels. Rain Barrel Basics is scheduled for Saturday, September 10, from 9 AM to 10:30 AM in Room B-30 of the West Square Building, 505 Broadway St., Baraboo. Attendees can register for a chance to win one of eight rain barrels to be given away during the program.
Baraboo resident Rick Eilertson, a stormwater engineer, will discuss the reasons for using rain barrels, how to set up and use a rain barrel in your yard, and how to maintain and winterize rain barrels. Eilertson has been involved with planning, designing, inspecting, and maintaining stormwater facilities throughout Wisconsin and other portions of the United States for the past 25 years. These facilities have varied in size from 10-acre stormwater treatment systems to the rainwater harvesting and infiltration system on his 0.2 acre residential property in Baraboo.
This program is co-sponsored by Powered Up Baraboo, Carnegie-Schadde Memorial Public Library, Sauk County Land Resources and Environment Department, and Rooted in Conservation Fund of the Community Foundation of South Central Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.poweredupbaraboo.org.