Home Featured Stories The 2017 Geauga SWCD Rain Barrel Auction Begins!

The 2017 Geauga SWCD Rain Barrel Auction Begins!


The Geauga Soil Conservation District (SWCD) is proud to roll out the barrels of their 2017 Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign! Through this creative community initiative, local artists transform 55-gallon recycled plastic barrels into beautiful, repurposed rain barrels! By collecting rooftop runoff for watering landscapes, lawns, and flower gardens, these decorated barrels help save water, alleviate flooding, and reduce stormwater.
New this year to our Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign is a theme… Lake Erie Starts Here! Four talented Geauga County artists have each painted a barrel that uniquely reflects the theme. This year’s artists and their masterpieces include: Chordata by Byron Leffler, Lake Erie Reflections by Mary Samide, Sunset at Corning Lake by Yvonne Thomas, and A Healthy Watershed is a Happy Watershed by Taryn Zwolinski. These decorated rain barrels will be displayed at the Geauga SWCD office and the Geauga County Fair and are available for bidding at these locations or on our website until Friday, September 29th. Minimum bids start at $90, or for your convenience, you can also “Buy It Now!” for $200! You can view all the barrels and also place a bid online by visiting Geauga SWCD’s website at geaugaswcd.com. Like us on Facebook or visit our website to see updates on the barrels.
Here’s your chance to finally get a unique rain barrel while helping to protect our water resources. All proceeds will go toward the district’s education programs. For more information visit the Geauga SWCD website at geaugaswcd.com or call 440-834-1122. A special thanks to the artists for their generosity and to Ken’s Auto Body, Inc. in Troy Township for donating their time and materials to apply protective clear sealant to the barrels. Don’t delay, bid on a barrel today!