Rutgers: One Barrel at a Time Program
Photo credit: water.rutgers.edu
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, and Lucid Graphics are coordinating the “One Barrel at a Time Co-op,” where artists beautify rain barrels to be auctioned off to the public.
The goal of the “One Barrel at a Time Co-op” is to help the environment by having residents bid on beautiful rain barrels that help save water and reduce rain water from entering the storm drain system, thereby preventing flooding and pollution from entering New Jersey’s lakes and streams. By engaging local artists, we hope to make rain barrels more appealing to the general public while bringing local art to a wider audience.