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TOL PR 2016-03-18 rain barrel workshops Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Rain Barrel Workshops Offered in Leesburg Leesburg residents can receive $25 discount on rain barrel purchase Leesburg, VA (March 18, 2016) – The Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC), will offer rain barrel workshops in Leesburg during April and May 2016. While the workshops are open to all, Leesburg residents can receive a discount on rain barrel purchases, through a Town of Leesburg program sponsored by the EAC. The rain barrel workshops will be held at Tuscarora Creek Park (425 Solitude Court SE). The workshop dates and times are:  Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 – 8:00 pm  Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. It takes about twenty minutes to make a rain barrel. You need attend only one workshop and can arrive at any time between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. You can make a rain barrel to take home or purchase a pre-made barrel. Kits to make a rain barrel cost $60 each; the pre-made barrels cost $80 each (all prices include tax). As a bonus, Leesburg residents will receive a $25 discount on the purchase of a rain barrel as an incentive to promote water conservation. There are a limited number of discounts that will be given on a first-come first-serve basis (limit two per household). Please dress appropriately if you will be constructing your own barrel. A registration form can be downloaded from the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District website at www.loudounsoilandwater.org. For more information and to register, please call Suzanne Brown, District Operations Manager for the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, at 571-918-4530, ext. 105. # # #