Grounded GSI: Perry Hilltop

Community Context & Project Overview

In Perry Hilltop, Grounded Strategies’ outreach and implementation project took the form of a free Rain Barrel Workshop. Grounded provided rain barrels and training on stormwater best practices to 50 community residents of the Perry Hilltop neighborhood. The Rain Barrel Workshop was hosted in July 2017 in partnership with the Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC). Riverview United Presbyterian offered to host the workshop in their community hall Workshop participants learned how to harvest rainwater from their roofs, store it, and use it in the landscape. They also learned how to reduce their contribution to combined sewer over flow (CSO), flooding, and polluted urban runoff by practicing watershed protection and conservation in their own backyards. At the end of the workshop, all participants were equipped to install and use their new 55-gallon rain barrel.