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 of the 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 can explore the natural land areas that lead into the Barnegat Bay, such as forests, marsh, meadow and grassy areas.
Download the Rain Barrel Challenge flyer for more details.
TO VOTE: Voting for the Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge ends at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. Each person is allowed to vote once for the barrel design that is their favorite. How well did the artists address the theme? How creative and attractive is the design? To review DEP's voting rules and cast a vote for your favorite barrel design...
The school or group with the barrel that garners the most votes will win an educational Barnegat Bay Festival that will be held at their school or facility. Press Release: Long Beach Township Gets a Bit Greener With School Kidsí Rain Barrel
In addition, all of the groups 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.
Finally, many of the barrels will be showcased at public venues throughout the watershed when they go on tour this summer to be seen by residents, summer tourists and daily visitors. If you would like to showcase one of the barrels at your business or public venue, please contact the Blitz coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Barnegat Bay Blitz Rain Barrel Challenge:
For a detailed flyer about the Rain Barrel Challenge click HERE. (PDF)
To view photographs of the 2014 rain barrel designs, 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.