The Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge
The Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge is a competition that engages schools and youth groups located in the Barnegat Bay watershed to learn about the bay and how people can help protect its water quality and natural resources. The students investigate the theme for each year's Challenge then work together to design rain barrels that address the theme.
The theme for the 2015 Challenge is From Land to the Barnegat Bay - The Natural Areas of Our Watershed. This theme was chosen so that participants could explore the natural land areas that lead into the Barnegat Bay, such as forest, marsh, meadow and grassy areas.
Congratulations to the 2015 Winner of the
Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge!
Switlik Elementary School
Jackson School District
Jackson, New Jersey
Switlik Elementary School has won an educational Barnegat Bay Water Festival that will be held at their school sometime in June. All of the schools and groups that participated in the Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge will be invited to and honored at the New Jersey Clean Communities Kids Day event which will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (Click HERE for details).
The winning barrel and top three finalists will be on display at the opening ceremony for the Barnegat Bay Blitz, to be held on Wednesday, June 3. Many of the barrels will also be showcased at various public venues throughout the watershed when they go on tour this summer, to be seen by residents, summer tourists and daily visitors.
Resources for Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge:
- This year, 29 barrels competed in the challenge. To view the other barrels click HERE!.
- If you would like to showcase one of the barrels at your business or public venue, please contact the Blitz coordinators at email@example.com.
For a detailed flyer about the Rain Barrel Challenge click HERE. (PDF)
To view photographs from last year's Barnegat Bay Water Festival click HERE.
To learn more about water conservation click HERE.
To learn more about rain barrels click HERE.
To build your own miniature Rain Barrel Demo model see instructions HERE.