Welcome to the Winter 2022 Lake SWCD and Cook SWCD Rain Barrel Sale!
We're excited to offer our Winter 2022 Community Rain Barrel Sale. Rain Barrels reduce water costs, keep our water clean, and provides a natural source of water for plants and gardens all while reducing the amount of pollutants that enter our storm drains.
Please explore our site to see what is being offered at this community sale. Because we are purchasing in bulk, we are able to offer rain barrels and accessories at reduced prices.
The pick-up date for your order will coincide with our May tree sale. We will contact you in early Spring with exact details.
Lake SWCD at Lake SWCD Office:
408 1st Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55616
Cook SWCD at Cook County Community Center (storage garage behind the building):
317 West 5th Street, Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Why Use a Rain Barrel?
There are several environmental benefits associated with rain barrels. Rain barrels reduce storm water runoff, water that does not soak into the ground and can transport many pollutants to our local waterways as well as cause erosion. By collecting rainwater for watering lawns, gardens, and potted plants and for washing off patio furniture and tools, rain barrels conserve water. From a gardening perspective, the natural nutrients in rain water make it far better than city tap water, which contains chlorine and fluoride. With a rain barrel, gardeners can minimize or eliminate their use of chemical fertilizers.
Rain barrel water should not be used to drink or bathe. And rain barrels should be emptied and stored throughout the winter months.
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