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Rain Barrel Contest

2014 Earth Day Rain Barrel Painting Contest Winners Announced!

2014 Rain barrel contest winner!

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.

Thank you to everyone who participated! The following 2014 winners were announced at a Press Event on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Rath Building Lobby.


Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo awarded the top four winning teams with cash prizes for their efforts!

First Place: $750 to Springville High School

Second Place: $500 to Cleveland Hill High School

Third Place: $250 to Wilson High School

Fourth Place: $250 to Lewiston-Porter High School

View all 25 entries

Press Coverage:

WIVB Channel 4

Buffalo News

Buffalo Business First

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