The SVSWCD will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on May 23, 2019 at the Lucy Simms Center AUDITORIUM in Harrisonburg from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.

Registration for this event has closed-please check back for the next workshop or call and purchase one to pick up at the office!

Sponsored by the City of Harrisonburg Department of Public Works

During a Workshop Participants will…

  • Convert a heavy plastic pickle barrel into a functional rain barrel
  • Learn how to install and maintain a rain barrel
  • Learn how they impact their local waterways
  • Learn their role in water conservation and water quality protection

Participants are encouraged to: wear comfortable clothes that may get dirty, bring work gloves, and drive a vehicle that you can transport your 55 gallon rain barrel home in. Assistance will be provided for construction of the barrel.  Barrels, tools and other building supplies will be provided.

Registration for 1 rain barrel and up to 2 participants is $60. Register and purchase one rain barrel below:

One Rain Barrel

Registration for 2 rain barrels and up to 2 participants is $110. Register and purchase 2 rain barrels below:

Two Rain Barrels



If you have questions call Chelsea Trice at (540) 433-2853 ext. 126 or email

Feel free to share our flyer by email or by printing it out.

Rain Barrel Workshop Flyer – Harrisonburg