2012 Rain Barrel Raffle Winner
Anthony Long of Litchfield was the winner of a rain barrel designed and painted by Governor’s Environmental Corps intern Khalil Jamal. Long participated in a giveaway at the Illinois State Fair in August to encourage water conservation by being the entrant to correctly guess the number of aluminum cans (600) crushed into a compact cube. The rain barrel is made from recycled plastic and was purchased by the Illinois EPA’s Employee Recognition Committee, with no taxpayer funds involved, for the Agency’s interactive exhibit in Conservation World on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. “With the extreme drought conditions across most of Illinois this past summer, on those rare occasions when it does rain, it is more important than ever to preserve those precious drops in your own rain barrel for future use” said Illinois EPA Interim Director John Kim.