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MEDIA RELEASE: Local Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels Project Receives Funding

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MEDIA RELEASE: Local Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels Project Receives Funding

Press Release


Local Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels Project receives funding

Project empowers citizens to take action at home to keep lakes clean and healthy


For Immediate Release


Sudbury, April 18, 2013 – Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury thanks the RBC Blue Water Project and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation for funding our Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels project.


We invite all residents to join us. Together we can make a big difference in making our City of Lakes a city of clean, healthy lakes! By setting up rain barrels, installing rain gardens, planting trees and shrubs, and reducing impervious surfaces in your yard, you will be protecting our lakes, rivers, and creeks. You will also be reducing the risk of flooding during storms or big spring melts.


How? By reducing the amount of run-off rushing into storm drains and into lakes and waterways, carrying debris and pollutants along with it.


The more people that join in, the bigger the difference we can make together!

We want to hear about the steps you are taking. Send your stories and photos to to help inspire others and measure the impact, and for the chance to win some great prizes.


Get your rain barrels from our rain barrel sale, and support rain garden projects in the Ramsey Lake watershed! Water from rain barrels is great for your garden, and saves on your water bill too.


We will host a truckload sale of pre-ordered rain barrels on Saturday, May 11 at Minnow Lake Place (1127 Bancroft Drive) from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. All orders must be placed online in advance at or by calling 705-691-5538.

Rain barrels are $55 each and funds raised will support the creation of a rain garden at Adamsdale Public School and other green infrastructure projects. Purchasers have a choice of colours and each rain barrel comes equipped with all the parts you need.


About Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury – we are a grassroots network of citizen groups and individuals who share a vision of Sudbury as a green, healthy and engaged community. For more information, please contact us at, call 705-691-5538 or visit


Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury is joined by many community partners on this project, including Adamsdale P.S.; Ramsey Lake Stewardship Committee; Minnow Lake CAN Restoration Group; Sudbury Horticulturist Society; Master Gardeners; Our Children Our Future and the Greater Sudbury Watershed Alliance.



About – reclaims food grade barrels to be reused as rain barrels. Partnerships with local non-profit organizations result in fundraising truckload sales events for dozens of communities in Ontario. For more information, visit


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