Middlesex County's E.A.R.T.H. Center is a great place to learn about rain barrels, but programs can be held at your group's location as well.
Rain BarrelsA rain barrel is placed under a gutter's downspout next to a house to collect rainwater from the roof. The rain barrel holds about 50 gallons of water which can be used to water gardens and for other uses. Harvesting rainwater has many benefits including saving water, saving money on your bill, and preventing basement flooding. Contact the Middlesex County Master Gardeners for assistance with setting up a rain barrel program.
Click here for more information about rain barrels. Manalapan Brook Watershed Restoration ProjectRutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County has partnered with the Freehold Soil Conservation District and many other partners to help restore the Manalapan Brook Watershed. The Manalapan Brook is a tributary of Raritan River and flows north from Monmouth County into Middlesex County. It includes Manalapan Lake in Thompson Park located in Monroe Township. To learn more, click here for a video about the project and how you can get involved.