It is all part of our Ocean Friendly Gardens Program which is aimed at transforming your landscape to conserve water, prevent polluted runoff, and let water permeate through the soil before reaching out waterways. This latest workshop took place last month at the Rutgers Cooperative extension building in Toms River with the help of Steve Yergeau of the Rutgers extension program.
He lead a group of 22 Ocean County residents interested in conserving water. He explained why rain barrels are a great resource for reducing run-off and saving water that can then be used to water plants, clean your car, and more. Each rain barrel saves about 1,400 gallons of water per year, which means we could help prevent 30,800 gallons of run-off from ending up in the ocean and bays.
If you’re interested in learning more about rain barrels or water conservation, contact us today.