Delaware -(Ammoland.com)- Rain barrels that won distinction from DNREC for the artists who painted them in the Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Rain Barrel Contest have now been placed on display in prominent public locations around the state.
DNREC sponsors the rain-barrel art painting contest and a youth competition annually to educate the community on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality. Sixteen participants were chosen to give their artistic touch to the contest based on their applications, design ideas and site placements. Individuals or teams chosen each received a fully-assembled, primed 55-gallon plastic barrel, topcoat and bubble wrap; they supplied their own paint, brushes and other materials or tools. They then had five weeks to finish their artistry and submit final photographs and information, as well as a short biography of themselves.
Grand-prize winners Debbie Hegedus and Rowena Macleod painted “Egret/Deer & Water: The Interconnectedness of All Living Things,” focusing on the dependence of all forms of life on water, with the goal of spurring action …read more