“Brighten a Barrel” Activity Station Returns to the 2019 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

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Barrels by the Bay, a non-profit organization committed to using rain barrels to educate individuals about conservation and sustainability, is teaming up with Walt Disney World Resort, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, LLC, and Orlando City Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Green Works Initiative for its third “Brighten a Barrel” event during the 2019 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

From March 8 to 10, 2019, Walt Disney World guests visiting the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will be able to paint 60 rain barrels for the local community at the “Brighten a Barrel” activity station.

Guests will be invited to paint a rain barrel from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. each day near the Epcot Fountain Stage.

Volunteers will share information with guests about rain barrels and ways to protect community waterways.

The rain barrel system collects and stores rainwater from a roof, preventing rainwater runoff pollution that could flow into streams, rivers, and oceans. At the conclusion of the event, Orlando City Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Green Works Initiative will install the painted rain barrels throughout Orange County to help protect the community’s water resources.

Stay tuned for our WDW News Today 2019 Guide to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, where we’ll outline all the fun activities available for you and your family to enjoy!

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