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CSWCD adapts water conservation measures

Thursday, June 10, 2010

These local citizens pose with rain barrels they decorated. Standing in front of the barrels are Marley Meyer and Natalie Meyer; standing behind the barrels are Dillon Koch and Michelle Harmon; and perched atop the barrels are Blake Meyer, Chase Meyer and Hailey Harmon. Photo by Dan Whitney
The Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District has taken a standard practice of area farmers and adapted it to an urban setting as a means of encouraging urban conservation of our natural resources. The age-old practice is that of collecting rain in rain barrels, then using that moisture for watering flowers and gardens, rather than running up one's water bill to accomplish that task. The CSWCD has decorated some rain barrels with colorful designs, and they are for sale now at their office, complete with attached hardware, for $50.

Contact Michelle Harmon at 712-225-4151 for further information.

Decorated rain barrels such as this one, along with the attached hardware, are available for purchase at the Cherokee Soil and Water Conservation District office. Photo by Dan Whitney

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