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New Water Class Helps Rockland Residents Lower Bills

Residents can learn water-saving ideas including how to install a rain barrel during a course offered by the Rockland County Task Force on Water Resource Management at Rockland BOCES.
Residents can learn water-saving ideas including how to install a rain barrel during a course offered by the Rockland County Task Force on Water Resource Management at Rockland BOCES. Photo Credit: www.flickr.com

WEST NYACK, N.Y. -- Join the Rockland County Task Force on Water Resources Management during its upcoming classes at Rockland BOCES and learn how to create and install water saving projects around your home or business that might just lower that water bill.

Projects to be studied included rain gardens, rain barrels, disconnected downspouts, pervious pavement, drip irrigation, native plants and more. Students will also learn how to plant and maintain ecological landscapes which help conserve water, provide food and habitat for wildlife as well as increase the aesthetic beauty of a property.

This course is the first in a series, modeled after Westchester Community College's "Go Native U" program, adapted to promote water conservation efforts for Rockland County residents.

The course is comprised of five lectures and two field-based courses led by Cornell Cooperative Rockland educators, run from April 7 to May 26 at the Rockland BOCES, Building 3 in West Nyack. The class on May 19 will tour the Suez water treatment facility and Lake DeForest Dam.

Students can learn further hands-on principles during Part 2 of this course, offered in June and July.

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