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Create a Work of Art for Caledon's Annual Rain Barrel Art Collection

Mar 04, 2013

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(Caledon, March 4) EcoCaledon and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) are excited to announce a Call for Artists to create a work of art for the Paint a Picture for Water Conservation; Caledon's third annual Rain Barrel Art Collection and Water Conservation Education Campaign.  Paint a Picture for Water Conservation partners, hope that the transformation of the rain barrel into a masterpiece for the garden will promote the re-use of rain water.

Artists, students, creative Caledonians and schools are asked to submit ideas for an artistic rain barrel design.  Ten community applicants and ten school applicants will be chosen to be part of the 2013 Artist's Collection.The application deadline for artists is Friday, March 22, 2013. 

The Rain Barrel Art Collection will be displayed at various locations within the Caledon community from May 15th- June 15th.  During this period, these unique rain barrels will be up for auction online.  All money raised from the auction will go to support the environmental education activities and scholarships offered by ecoCaledon.

New this year, is the 30-Day Water Conservation Challenge, where residents, Community Organizations, Town Staff and Council will be challenged to conserve water at home, work and school over a 30-day period and share their water conservation tips.

For more information about the Art Collection, 30-Day Water Conservation Challenge or to download an application, visit www.trca.on.ca/rainbarrelcontest.  

 

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 www.trca.on.ca;

 

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 www.ecocaledon.org                                                     

 

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MEDIA CONTACT:

 

Rowena Calpito,Toronto and Region Conservation

Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5632 Mobile: 416-358-3446 E-mail: rcalpito@trca.on.ca                 

 

 

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