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Rain Barrel Art Contest Rolls Out

The Laguna Beach County Water District is seeking entries for its popular “Roll Out the Rain Barrel” art contest, which is open to first through 12th graders attending school in the Laguna Beach School District, Laguna College of Art and Design students, and Laguna Beach County Water District customers.

The contest promotes the use of rain barrels to sit under gutter down spouts to collect and store rainwater from roofs that would otherwise be lost to runoff and diverted to storm drains, streams, and the ocean. The collected water can then be used to water plants in the landscape.

Contest participants are asked to create an original design on the back of the official entry form, which can be obtained at the district headquarters at 306 Third St., or by clicking on the “Roll out the Rain Barrel” graphic on their website. Completed drawings must be submitted to the district by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

The most creative entries will receive a $100 gift card and will have the opportunity to recreate their artwork on an actual working rain barrel, provided by the district. Winning rain barrels will then be displayed at selected locations in downtown Laguna Beach during the month of May, designated as Water Awareness Month in California.

For more info, contact Michelle Madriz, the district’s water use efficiency specialist, at 949-464-3107.

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