The Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge
Registration is now closed!
For a detailed flyer about the Rain Barrel Challenge click HERE. (PDF)
For more information contact Diane Gard at (609) 292-0912 or email@example.com and stay tuned for the unveiling of our schools barrels this spring!
The Barnegat Bay Blitz is an effort led by the NJDEP, in partnership with the New Jersey Clean Communities Council, to bring together residents, students, businesses and local governments to help clean up and foster a greater appreciation for Barnegat Bay and its 660-square-mile watershed.
A spin-off of the Blitz, the Rain Barrel Challenge is a competition that was developed to further engage schools in Barnegat Bay education and stewardship activities.
Schools that participate in the Barnegat Bay Blitz can register to participate in the Rain Barrel Challenge. Registered schools can receive one or more free rain barrels to design and paint according to a Barnegat Bay theme. The 2013-14 theme choices are below.
Celebrate Barnegat Bay's plentiful resources! Schools may choose from the following themes:
1) The Bay offers harvestable food sources - Such as clamming, crabbing, fishing, etc.; or
2) The Bay offers recreational resources - Such as sailing, boating, kayaking, swimming, etc.; or
3) A combination of 1 and 2.
One barrel from each participating school will be entered into an online voting competition. The school with the barrel that garners the most votes will win an educational Barnegat Bay Festival that will be held at their school. All school teams that participate in the Rain Barrel Challenge will be invited to and honored at the NJ Clean Communities Kids Day event which will be held in late May.
To view photographs of last year's barrel designs, click HERE.
To view photographs from last year's Barnegat Bay Festival Days click HERE.
To learn more about water conservation click HERE.
To learn more about rain barrels click HERE.
Build your own miniature Rain Barrel Demo model . . . see instructions HERE.