TRCA and ecoCaledon Partner to Promote Water Conservation in Caledon
Annual Rain Barrel Art Collection and Water Conservation Campaign Launches Next Week
For the third year in a row, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and ecoCaledon are partnering to help promote water conservation in the Town of Caledon through the Paint a Picture for Water Conservation: Caledon’s Annual Rain Barrel Art Collection and Water Conservation campaign. Twenty local artists and high school students have been chosen to decorate the barrels, which will be unveiled on Tuesday, May 14 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Town Hall Atrium.
New to the campaign this year is the Water Conservation Challenge, which will challenge the community to conserve water at home, work and school throughout the month of the campaign. Those participating are invited to share their water conservation tips through social media.
“This campaign is important to ecoCaledon because it’s a way of connecting with the artists, students and the community,” Donna Ferron, the chair of ecoCaledon, explained. “It creates awareness and promotes the use of rain barrels for single family dwellings, promotes water conservation and educates the public about the re-use of rainwater at home.”
From May 15 to June 14, the rain barrels will be on display in various locations throughout Caledon, including Trailside Café, Foodland Caledon East and Home Depot Bolton. On June 15, the barrels will be displayed at Caledon Day. For those interested in purchasing one of these unique rain barrels, visit the online auction at www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest to place your bid. Money raised will help support the ecoCaledon’s education programs.
For more information on rain barrels or how to decorate your own, visit www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest or www.ecocaledon.org
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