The Regional Storm Water Collaborative, which the City of Loveland belongs, and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden are excited to team up for the 10th Rain Barrel Art Project and Auction. This is an initiative designed to educate the community about water conservation and pollution caused by storm water runoff. ]
Local artists, including Loveland High School freshman Olivia Klopfenstein, have donated their time and talent to convert 40 plain rain barrels into decorative works of art that the public can purchase via an online auction. All proceeds benefit conservation education throughout Greater Cincinnati’s Ohio River Valley.
Here are the key dates for this year’s Rain Barrel Art Project and Auction:
March 27 – April 27: Rain barrels are displayed throughout the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
April 18 – April 28: Online Auction
Here are key resources for this annual springtime special event:
A rain barrel is a container connected to a home’s downspout, collecting, and storing rainwater for future use in the property’s garden, landscaping, and/or yard. For more information regarding the Rain Barrel Art Project, visit SaveLocalWaters.org.
SaveLocalWaters is the Regional Storm Water Collaborative of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, an organization focused on sharing resources to better leverage mass media and raise awareness of water quality issues in the Ohio River Valley. The collaborative is composed of storm water districts, municipalities, and soil and water conservation districts in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.