Upcoming Winter Rain Barrel Events:

2017 Annual Snohomish Conservation District Plant Sale

Rain barrels will be on sale all day for $50 + tax. Pre-order today to reserve yours (quantity limited): https://www.theplantsale.org/shop/rain-barrel-kit

Country Living Expo, Saturday, January 28 - Rain Barrel Build-It Class

On Saturday, January 28, our staff will be teaching a build-your-own rain barrel class at the Country Living Expo in Stanwood. The class is just one of many sessions being hosted that day. Registration to the event is required to attend the rain barrel workshop.

  • WHEN: Saturday, January 28 from noon to 2 p.m
  • WHERE: Stanwood High School
  • COST: $50 + tax

Please register for the expo (and be sure to sign up ahead of time to attend the rain barrel workshop- space is limited): http://extension.wsu.edu/skagit/countrylivingexpo/

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2 Decorative rain barrels

Why rain barrels?

Rain water is a free resource, that otherwise runs off of our rooftops and down the drain, or the ditch.  Rain barrels and cisterns require little maintenance and are a great way to save money and conserve water as a natural resource.

With a rain barrel you can:

  • Cut your household use of water during the hot summer months.
  • Water your plants with chlorine-free rainwater that they prefer.
  • Clean your car, bike, tools, etc. without ever using the faucet.
  • Provide water to livestock.
  • Save money on water bills.
  • Protect local streams and Puget Sound.

Watch and learn:

Learn more about building and installing rain barrels in this great video series! 

  1. How to Build: A Rain Barrel
  2. How to Build: Multi-Barrel Rain Water Collection System
  3. Rain Water Collection Cistern Examples in Puget Sound

Looking for information on how to install and care for your rain barrel? Hop on over to this page to learn more.