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Catch It While You Can - Rain Harvesting Workshop

January 8, 2016

Learn how to make the most of the rainy season at the City of Woodland’s free Rain Harvesting Workshop, February 6, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Woodland Community College Garden, 2300 E. Gibson Rd in Woodland.

Workshop participants will learn about rain harvesting techniques and uses, tour the Community College’s rain catchment system, take part in a rain barrel installation, and be entered to win a 55-gallon rain barrel kit. The workshop is hosted by the City of Woodland, Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners, Woodland Community College, and Grow Water, a local non-profit specializing in sustainable water-use practices.

In the first week of January, Woodland received 2.4 inches of rain. If a home with a 1,000 square foot roof had a rain barrel system, it would have already collected up to 1,500 gallons of rainwater this year. To help Woodland residents start collecting this free water, the City is continuing to offer up to two $75 rebates for rain barrels to water utility customers. Visit for more information.

Learn how to set up your rain barrel and about other ways to capture water both above and in the ground at this free workshop, no registration required. For more information, go to or contact the City’s Water Conservation Program at or (530) 661-2067.

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