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ReNU Niagara and the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper are proud to present a touring display of rain barrels called Paint the Rain: Rain Barrel
Art Display. On January 18, 2010 ReNU Niagara and Buffalo Niagara
Riverkeeper partnered to host a community service project in recognition
of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The event was called
MLK Day of Service: Paint Rain, as it included a service project of
painting rain barrels to be placed at various community garden sites in
Niagara Falls in an effort to promote the use of rain barrels and
awareness of water conservation in the City of Niagara Falls.
To continue this spirit of civic engagement and "green living" these beautifully painted rain
barrels with original artwork from local resident volunteers inspired by
nature and environmental themes is scheduled for display at the Niagara
Falls Public Library (February 22-March 15, 2010), the Niagara Falls
City Hall (March 17-April 16, 2010), Niagara University Academic Complex
(April 19-25, 2010), and the Niagara Falls High School (April 27-May20,
2010). Included in the display is a description of the service project
and handouts explaining how rain barrels can be used to recycle rain
water runoff and reduce negative impacts on the environment. Addtional
host sites may be included in April. More details to come.