Free Rain Barrels Courtesy Of DEP In Marine Park

Get your free rain barrels, courtesy of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), which is giving them away as part of its citywide stormwater management effort tomorrow, April 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Marine Park parking lot, Avenue U near East 31



The initiative was started in 2008 with the goal being to reduce stormwater runoff and create a more livable, sustainable city. According to the DEP’s website, “Rain barrels capture stormwater from your roof and store it for future use such as watering your lawn or garden.”

The barrels will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, with only one given out per household. You must live in a single-family or attached two-family home to participate.

To learn more, go to the DEP’s website.