Free class will educate the public on rainwater

February 14, 2017 by  

The Rainwater Harvesting and Microplastics class is taking place in Largo next month, and is presented by UF/IFAS Extension Urban Horticulture.

This is a free event, but those interested in attending must register in advance.

Attendees will be treated to information from landscaping experts. They will learn water conservation tips that will save them money, all about rain barrel construction and maintenance, and discover what microplastics are and why they are a threat to the environment.

Microplastics are also sometimes called microbeads and have been showing up in a variety of items such as skincare products. They can do some damage to the environment, which is why many companies have stopped adding them to their products and several communities have banned their use.

The public will also have the opportunity to purchase a rain barrel for $40 so they can practice some of the tips they will learn at home.

Organizers will likely be advertising this event widely in the Largo area using advertising flyers or brochures that will be inserted into local newspapers.

The Rainwater Harvesting and Microplastics class will be held at the Pinellas County Extension of the University of Florida on March 11 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. To learn more about this event, or to register in advance, call 727-453-6524.

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