BLAIRSVILLE — The Indiana County Conservation District will be holding two rain barrel workshops in Blairsville this summer.
The first will be held in late July and the second during Blairsville’s inaugural Knotweed Festival on Aug. 17. Monies to conduct the workshops will come from $500 awarded to the conservation district from Pennsylvania’s Non-Point Source Pollution Prevention Educational Mini-Grant Program. The workshops are being sponsored by the Blairsville Community Development Authority.
“When you collect rainwater that would otherwise enter the storm sewers, you are helping to minimize the amount of stormwater that will directly run off into streams,” said Jim Resh, director of the Indiana County Conservation District. “We look forward to working with the authority in their efforts to help improve the water quality of the Conemaugh River.”
Funding for the grant is provided through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.