Paint the Rain: Rain Barrel Contest

Our Current Competition is now underway!

The “Paint the Rain” rain barrel decorating contest is a contest for high schools throughout Berks County (public, private, charter, home school, etc.) to artistically paint Berks County Conservation District (BCCD) rain barrels. The Berks County Conservation District provided each participating class or school club with one rain barrel, a gift card for $25 (to help with the cost of painting supplies), and an in-classroom presentation/technical support visit from the Berks County Conservation District to explain the purpose of water conservation and source water protection.

This year’s theme is “One Water.”

First, second, and third place teams will each get a gift card for their team, class, and/or school and a certificate of recognition from the Berks County Commissioners.



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Logo Credit: Maximumedia Design & Wabash River Enhancement Corporation

The rain barrels will be “auctioned” off to interested individuals, with proceeds going to the Berks County Conservation District Scholarship fund, which supports students interested in majoring in environmental education in college.

For questions, please contact Jolie Coates at the Berks County Conservation District at 610-372-4657 ext: 218 or email at

Rain barrel painted by Fleetwood High School

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