Registration open for rain barrels

The local portion of the national water conservation project “Roll Out the Rain Barrel” is now taking registrations for barrel reservations.

Fort Hays State University’s home horticulture students will build 55-gallon rain barrels, which will be ready for pick up from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the KSU Agricultural Research Center, 1232 240th Ave. Each barrel is $26; purchases are limited to four barrels per address.
Pre-registration is preferred. Registration forms are available at www.mykansas However, students will make extra barrels, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Checks must be payable to the Ellsworth County Conservation District.

Home horticulture students at FHSU have made barrels for the rain barrel project since 2009. Their involvement is a service-learning project component of their course work.

For more information, contact Stacie Minson, KSU watershed specialist. at 785-628-3295, or you can visit

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