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Nicole Englert

Board of Directors 

Timothy Giel

Board of Directors 

Elisabet Schober

Board of Directors 

Elizabeth Rosenberger

Executive Director 

Megan Rosenberger

President and Founder

Meet Our Team

What We're Doing

Our Purpose

Barrels by the Bay teaches students first-hand, through community stewardship, the direct impact that they can make on the environment through rain barrels. Rain barrels are systems that collect and store rainwater that would otherwise flow into local waterways carrying pollutants.


Our Impact

Our school programs educate students and the community at large about our world’s water resources, foster creativity through youth development, and sustain our world's water resources through the installation of rain barrels for many years to come. An average of 700-gallons is collected in one rainfall (1 inch of rain in 24 hours) in the 50-gallon rain barrel drum. For instance, throughout Maryland, an average of 41 inches of rain falls per year. This means, in one year, one barrel can collect 28,700 gallons of water!


Our Programs

Since Barrels by the Bay’s founding in 2015, we have reached over 20,000 participants in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Florida and Washington, D.C. Over 800 rain barrels have been painted and installed in communities, reducing millions of gallons of stormwater runoff annually. In 2019, we are excited to expand our partnerships around the country as we celebrate our fifth program year. Barrels by the Bay is committed to educating individuals and improving our world’s water resources through rain barrels.


Barrels by the Bay is a non-profit organization with the mission to educate individuals about our world’s water resources through rain barrels. Coca-Cola syrup barrels are converted into rain barrels, which are then painted by participants and installed in the community. Our team works to help combat flooding and stormwater runoff concerns throughout communities, educate community members about our world's water issues and the importance of water conservation efforts, and inspire students to preserve our world's water resources.

Our Mission