The University of Maryland Extension Program, St. Mary’s County Government and Commission on the Environment are offering rain barrel and composting workshops to residents. The rain barrel sessions will focus on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterwaysand the Chesapeake Bay. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase rain barrels, and learn the techniques for later installation. Composting sessions will include basic information/demostration on starting to compost at home. We will also be hosting a workshop on oysters in the Chesapeake Bay and how they effect water quality. Learn how you can grow them off your pier!
Join us for any one topic or all three!
Participants will have the opportunity to purchase compost bins and/or rain barrels and recieve information/ demonstrations on both topics and oysters. Workshops will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds.
Agenda: Sunday, June 3, 2018
10:00 am—11:00 am Composting Workshop
11:00 am—12:00 pm Rain Barrel Workshop
12:00 pm—1:00 pm Oyster Workshop
Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Attendance is free. Registration based on purchase of compost bin or rain barrel where applicable (*additional service fees associated with online registration). www.eventbrite.com/e/st-marys-county-environmental-stewardship-event-tickets-45449352236
** St. Mary's County Government and Commission on the Environment are providing a discount to County residents for participating in this program. You must be present at the workshop(s) to receive the discount.
** You must register in advance to guarantee compost bin and rain barrel availability on the day of the workshop.
** Rain Barrels are 55-gallons in size and white in color.
For more information please contact Nicole Basenback, Watershed Restoration Program Assistant, at 301-475-4484 or Jackie Takacs, Watershed Restoration Specialist 240-393-6508.