Geauga SWCD’s Painted Rain Barrels Keep Conservation Flowing!

The Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District wishes to thank everyone who participated in our 2022 Rain Barrel Yard Art Campaign.  Five talented artists painted barrels that uniquely reflected Geauga County’s natural, cultural, agricultural, or historical resources.


Rain barrel artist, Beth Halasz, of Chardon poses with her painted barrel entitled “Patchwork Geauga” while it was displayed in Geauga SWCD’s building during the Geauga County Fair.


This year’s artists and their masterpieces included: Dusk painted by Yvonne Delgado Thomas and purchased by Howard Bates, 200 Years painted by Bob Kolcum and purchased by Howard Bates, The Goddess of the Wetlands painted by Julie Bell and purchased by Katrina Rischar, Patchwork Geauga painted by Beth Halasz and purchased by Annie Rodewig, and Edible Ohio painted by Florida Domanski and purchased by Gale Bartok.


The sale of the barrels collectively raised $1,750 for the District’s community education programs and will help conserve thousands of gallons of water.  Thanks to all who participated in this year’s campaign – especially the artists, bidders, and buyers!  A special thanks also goes to Ken’s Auto Body for protecting the barrels with clear sealant.


For more information on rain barrels or this program, visit or call 440-834-1122.


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