April 22, 2015
Students Design Rain Barrels for the City of Annapolis
ANNAPOLIS – Hand-painted by students at thirteen participating schools in the Annapolis area, several of the twenty-two decorated rain barrels were unveiled today to mark the conclusion of Barrels by the Bay 2015 World Water Day Kick-Off and Earth Day Celebration. Included in the unveiling were students of Annapolis Elementary 4th Grade Class, who will celebrate Earth Day along with their painted rain barrels, donated by the Cola-Cola Company. Since the assembly of the rain barrels at the Barrels by the Bay Kick-Off, held at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center on March 23, 2015, where Mayor Mike Pentelides declared March 23rd Barrels by the Bay Day, students have been painting rain barrels in collaboration with Barrels by the Bay.
These painted rain barrels are just weeks away from adding a splash to Annapolis’s schools, government buildings, parks, businesses, and public streets. “This initiative marks the beginning of schools, both local and national organizations, and the city of Annapolis coming together to make an impact on the Chesapeake Bay watershed,” remarked Megan Rosenberger…
Sponsors: The Coca-Cola Company, K&B True Value, Annapolis Subaru, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, GoDaddy, Whole Foods, Annapolis Towne Centre, Severn Savings Bank, Einstein Bro. Bagels, Environmental Protection Agency, City of Annapolis
102 rain barrels~16 classrooms~1,000 participants
The Annapolis Project launched on March 22, 2015, United Nations World Water Day in Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis classrooms were provided materials to paint rain barrels corresponding with each of the World Water Day themes. Barrels by the Bay also hosted two community workshops in Annapolis.