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Rain Barrel Contest

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is proud to announce the 2015 Rain Barrel Painting Contest for schools and student-based community groups in Erie and Niagara counties in honor of Earth Day 2015!  

All are encouraged to enter as a team, either through a class or an after-school program. The team will design and paint a rain barrel provided by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo, Inc. for the theme,
One Earth…One Chance – Recycle the Rain.

Winners will be awarded generous cash prizes at our annual Earth Day celebration May 1, 2015. All participating schools will receive their final painted rain barrels to use, donate or raffle as desired. 

We encourage teachers to incorporate environmental lessons in the classroom wherever possible on conserving resources, stormwater pollution prevention, and reusing materials for a sustainable planet.

2014 Earth Day Rain Barrel Painting Contest Winners Announced!

Photo of 2014 Rain barrel contest winners!

The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is proud to announce the winners of the second annual Rain Barrel Painting Contest sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo.

Twenty-five entries were submitted for the regional contest by schools, clubs and libraries throughout Erie and Niagara Counties.

The theme of the contest was, “Rainwater is a Resource, Not Just Runoff”. The groups were encouraged to learn more about stormwater pollution and ways to protect our local fresh water resources. The artistic work done by the students was painted on retrofitted syrup concentrate barrels donated by Coca-Cola Bottling as part of their commitment to water stewardship. When installed, the 25 rain barrels will save over 25,000 gallons of water each year.

Other partners to make this contest possible were the Erie County Water Quality Committee, Glidden Paint, Home Depot, and the Western New York Stormwater Coalition.

Press Coverage:

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