Mark Your Calendars for Roll Out the Barrels 2017!
Roll Out the Barrels will take place on Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Terrapin Beer Co. The event is family friendly, so come on down and join us for a night of water festivities. Preview the barrels here or on our Facebook page, where you can vote on your favorite.
Want to see the barrels in person before the event? Visit the following locations:
ACC Library (2025 Baxter Street)
ACC Municipal Courthouse (325 E. Washington Street)
ACC Planning Department (120 W. Dougherty Street)
ACC Stormwater Office (120 W. Dougherty Street)
ACC Tennis Center (4460 Lexington Road)
ACC Water Business Office (124 E. Hancock Avenue)
Bobby Snipes Water Resources Center (780 Barber Street)
Hotel Indigo (500 College Avenue)
Jittery Joes Roaster (425 Barber Street)
K.A. Artist Shop (127 N. Jackson Street)
Little City Diner (135 Cherokee Road)
Memorial Park (293 Gran Ellen Drive)
Sandy Creek Nature Center (205 Old Commerce Road)
State Botanical Garden of Georgia (2450 S. Milledge Avenue)
What is Roll Out the Barrels?
Roll Out the Barrels is an annual event that raises awareness of stormwater runoff, water pollution, and water conservation, all while promoting local artists and supporting environmental education. Local artists turn rain barrels into beautiful pieces of functional art to be auctioned off in support of the Athens Green School Program, an initiative to ensure environmental education is taught in the classroom.
Why Rain Barrels?
Water pollution is a serious problem in Athens-Clarke County and green infrastructure, such as rain barrels and other rain harvesters, are an important component in addressing that problem. Rain barrels are easy to install and can be used to protect water by both reducing stormwater runoff and reducing the need to pull from city water supplies for lawn-care and car washing.