Onondaga County Save the Rain Campaign at the next session of IRP

At the March 1 session of the Institute for Retired People (IRP) Amy Samuels, education and outreach coordinator at the Onondaga Environmental Institute, will discuss the county’s Save the Rain campaign, which aims to raise public awareness and understanding of what can be done to help reduce stormwater runoff and improve the environment through the use of rain barrels and rain gardens.

Samuels has a bachelor of science degree in general agriculture from Cornell University, a master’s degree in education from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in forest biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She has been involved in water resources education in Central New York for 15 years.

The IRP program runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and is free and open to the public. IRP sessions are held at the First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. For more information, call 315-443-4846 or e-mail cmkarlho@syr.edu.