Photo Gallery: Rain Barrel Art Project
NJSGC and the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program have teamed up to use rain barrels as a tie-in project for New Jersey Top Ten Beaches 2014. A rain barrel is a 55-gallon recycled food-grade container placed at the downspout of a roof to collect rain water. They help the environment by reducing the amount of rain that flows into storm drain systems, which helps prevent flooding and cuts down on pollution entering New Jersey’s waters. Collected rainwater can be used to water gardens and for other household tasks.
The retrofitted recycled barrels were prepped as blank canvasses which were painted with iconic coastal, beach, bay, ocean and boardwalk scenes and images commemorating the Jersey Shore. Twelve local artists dedicated their time in this project and did a truly fantastic job. Click here to view a gallery of the painted barrels and for more information on the project.