Free Rain Barrels!
The city of Columbia is giving away rain barrels. You still have to purchase the hardware, but you can pick up a 55-gallon barrel from stormwater educator Mike Heimos. Give him a call at 573-817-6447 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a pick-up.
Mike Heimos leads a group through a section of Flat Branch Creek to pick up bottles, cigarette butts and other debris that washed into the waterway.
After you pick up your barrel, you can watch Heimos video about how to assemble it, or check out my slide show and story at the Missourian.com.