Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CDT
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Westchester Public Library 
200 W. Indiana Ave.
Chesterton, IN 46304

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Therese Haller 
Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction 

March 22 Water Quality Protection Workshop 

Porter County residents who live in the Lake Michigan Watershed are eligible for a rain barrel when they attend one of the workshops sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.  Bring the family! Children will enjoy fun and educational activities provided by our school educator Ms. Allison. Applications are required. 

Residents will learn about:

  • Nonpoint source pollution
  • Best practices to reduce your impact on the watershed
  • Maintaining healthy lawns for water quality
  • Rain barrels
  • Native plants
  • Rain gardens
  • and more!

Rain barrels are free to the first 20 homeowners living in the water shed who apply; the next 10 applicants will have the opportunity to buy a rain barrel at the discounted price of $39. 

Only one barrel allowed per address.

Once residents have applied, residents’ addresses will be confirmed they are located in the Lake Michigan watershed by district staff. Residents will be informed as to whether they qualify for the free or discounted barrel.

Barrels will be supplied by Upcycle Products, Inc. The barrels were once used to ship pickles and olives overseas. The company has repurposed them into rain barrels. 

If you cannot attend the workshop, you will forfeit your rain barrel. You must come to the workshop with a vehicle large enough to transport the rain barrel. No deliveries will be made. 

Funding for this program was provided in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake Michigan Coastal Program.