Rain Barrel Project
Several years ago the North Warren Garden Club began their beautification initiative of the Historic District, which consisted of beautifully arranged seasonal plantings. The ongoing effort to keep the flowers hydrated has been solely supported by their members.
Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary contacted the Blairstown Enhancement Committee regarding their rain barrel proposal. The project would promote water conservation and encourage the public to assist with keeping the seasonal plantings hydrated.
Rain barrels are placed under or connected to a gutter’s downspout. Each barrel then collects approximately 50 gallons of water. Harvesting rainwater has many benefits including saving water, and saving money.
Since the proposal, Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary has installed a rain barrel at 15 Main Street and 31 Main Street. A third location is currently being installed. Property owners may expand upon this effort by installing their own rain barrels for public or private use.
Community members are encouraged to water flowers as needed. A watering can is located near each barrel.
The Blairstown Enhancement Committee wishes to thank the following collaborators and volunteers:
Mark Clifford – Dan Fries – Anita Siegel – Jim Simonetti – Kelly Simonetti – Lori Smith
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The Blairstown Enhancement Committee (BEC) is a group of volunteers committed to making the Blairstown area an even better place to live, visit and do business.
In collaboration with its residents, business owners, township, schools and other stakeholders, the committee's goal is to create a thriving economy, while preserving the character and charm of the area.
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