Operation Rain Barrel and Earth Day 2013
Water Management is proud to sponsor Operation Rain Barrel for a second year. The event is a fun, creative project with George Mason University’s Arlington Campus and Arlington Public Schools to engage students in learning about environmental sustainability as part of Mason’s Community Earth Week Fair. Additionally, Water Management will be providing the schools with educational information about rain barrels for teachers to incorporate into lessons as part of this project.
The Office of Community & Local Government Relations at the Arlington campus provided 25 rain barrels to participating Arlington Public Schools to be painted artistically by the students. Additionally, Water Management has provided the schools with educational information about rain barrels for teachers to incorporate into lessons as part of this project. The artistic rain barrels will be showcased at Mason's Arlington Campus Founders Hall Gallery starting Monday, April 15 through the Community Earth Week Fair on Sunday, April 21, 2013. The barrels will be judged and the top three winning entries will garner the sponsorship money we provided: $250 (1st place), $150 (2nd place), and $150 (3rd place) donation each for their schools.
Additionally, the artistic rain barrels will be auctioned off at the fair through a silent auction. Bidding on the barrels will run daily from Monday, April 15 until the fair on Sunday, April 21. Bidding will end at 3:00 pm on April 21st. The minimum opening bid for every barrel will be $65. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Arlington County Council of PTA's scholarship fund and George Mason University's Early Identification Program: a college prep program for middle and high school students who would be the first in their family to attend college. Last year's silent auction netted nearly $2000!
Watch a promotional video created by George Mason students which promotes Operation Rain Barrel and features Water Management's own Tom Horner: http://bcove.me/c9sv6oif