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Caledon's Second Annual Rain Barrel School and Artist Collection to be Unveiled

May 11, 2012


For Immediate Release           


Creatively designed rain barrels are back for a second year as part of the Paint a Picture for Water Conservation Annual Rain Barrel Artist and School Collection organized by Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) in partnership with ecoCaledon. Students and Caledon residents have been chosen to turn ordinary rain barrels into outdoor creative pieces for the garden to raise awareness about water conservation.  

18 rain barrels will be unveiled on May 15, at 1:30 pm at Caledon Town Hall.  All 18 rain barrels and some of the artists will be on-hand for the unveiling. A student delegation will present their School Water Conservation Plans developed as part of the School Paint a Picture for Water Conservation Program to Town Council at 2 pm.

When: Tuesday, May 15th at 1:30 PM

Where: Caledon Town Hall, 6311 Old Church Road, Caledon, Ontario

After the unveiling, the Rain Barrel School and Artist's Collection will be displayed at Town Hall for the rest of the week. Starting May 21st will be displayed at various locations within the Caledon community until June 15th. Participating locations include: Albion Bolton Library, Alton Library, Bolton Zehrs, Chic a Boom, Davis Feed & Farm Supply, Glen Echo Nursery, Trailside Bistro & Café, Bolton Home Depot, Caledon Town Hall, Caledon East Library, Caledon East Foodland, Bernie's Pro Hardware and Inglewood Library

Residents can bid on one of these rain barrels to help support environmental education activities and scholarships offered by ecoCaledon.  Last year's auction raised $1,430. For more information and to bid on a rain barrel please go to  Bidding closes June 16, 2012.

 After visiting the rain barrels residents can also enter for a chance to win a rain barrel of their own to decorate by simply answering the Water Wisdom Questions online at All entries will receive a pass to the Albion Hills Conservation Area.


 Toronto and Region Conservation

With over 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look-after the natural environment. Our vision is for The Living City®, where human settlement can flourish forever as part of nature's beauty and diversity.  For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at


About ecoCaledon

ecoCaledon promotes programs designed to enhance and protect Caledon's environment including: battery recycling, rain barrel sales, environmental education, Caledon's Green Directory, Healthy Lawns Healthy People and Clean Air Clean Energy.  For more information, visit us at





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