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Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Btnep Hosting Rain Barrel Art Contest And Raffle

Btnep Hosting Rain Barrel Art Contest And Raffle

The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) is hosting a rain barrel art contest and raffle drawing with proceeds going to BTNEP K-12 educational programs.

Artists from around the area were invited to enter the contest by painting a rain barrel with an Estuary theme. The six rain barrels will be on display at various locations and BTNEP events leading up to the Louisiana Swamp Stomp at Nicholls State University on March 20-22.

At Swamp Stomp, these works of art will be raffled off at $5/ticket. The raffle purchasers will choose which rain barrel they would like to win and will put their ticket in that barrel. A winning raffle ticket will then be selected from each barrel.

The artist that receives the most raffle tickets in their barrel will win a cash prize. Tickets can be purchased before Swamp Stomp online at or at the BTNEP Office.

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate how rain barrels not only are useful but can add beauty to your yard. Rain barrels collect and store rain water which can then be used to water gardens and plants. They also provide a free alternative to treated tap water.

“This is a great way to save money, have healthier plants and showcase a beautiful piece of art,” says Alma Robichaux, BTNEP Education Outreach Coordinator.

For more information about the rain barrels or any other BTNEP event, contact the BTNEP office at 985-447-0868 or visit the website.