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Success of Paint a Picture for Water Conservation Campaign Brings Greater Awareness of Water Conservation in Caledon

Jul 23, 2012



For Immediate Distribution     

(TORONTO, June 20, 2012) - The 2nd Annual Paint a Picture for Water Conservation campaign, which blends environmentalism with artistic expression, was a huge success! Presented by Toronto and Region Conservation in partnership with ecoCaledon, Paint a Picture for Water Conservation aimed to promote water conservation by transforming every day rain barrels into art installations for the garden.


The 2012 campaign expanded to include a school program where students painted rain barrels, which were later auctioned online, and developed a Water Conservation Plan to be implemented in their schools.  By committing to actions such as turning off the tap while brushing your teeth and monitoring classroom water use, these plans are sure to make an impact on how students use water at home and at school. Students also impressed Mayor Morrison and Town Council with their May 16th delegation, where they presented these plans and painted barrels. 

"The program was the biggest positive crowd in the chamber for a long time" said Richard Paterak, Regional Councilor, Ward 1.


The second annual campaign could not have been successful without the support of the following people:

  • Meghan Grace McClurg, Katie Miller, Nancy Taggart, Kayla Jackson, Holy Family Elementary School, Palgrave Public School, St. Nicholas Elementary School, Allan Drive Middle School, St. Cornelius Elementary School, Macville Public School, Caledon East Public School, Alloa Public School, and Belfountain Public School for transforming the rain barrels with their beautiful and creative designs
  • Trailside Bistro & Café, Davis Feed & Farm Supply, Bernie's Pro Hardware, Caledon East Foodland, Glen Echo Nursery, CHICaBOOM Consignment, Bolton Zehrs, Bolton Home Depot, Alton Library, Albion Bolton Library, Caledon East Library and Caledon Town Hall for hosting the barrels for all to see.
  • Coca Cola Canada for donating the raw barrels
  • Greer's Auto Collision for contributing their time to weather coat all 18 barrels.


Congratulations to the Water Wisdom Quiz Grand Prize winner, Carly Turrell who is now the proud owner of her own rain barrel and two park passes for Toronto and Region Conservation Areas.


About ecoCaledon

Formerly Citizens for a Clean Caledon, ecoCaledon is an environmental action group of volunteers established by the Town of Caledon in 1995.  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



 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








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