The Rainkeeper

The Rainkeeper

We specialize in designs, products, and installation for large-scale rainwater harvesting systems for commercial and residential use. Also, we provide maintenance and service for rainwater systems as well as solar energy systems.

Rainkeeper’s mission is to provide solutions to one of Earth’s greatest challenges: a rising need in availability of fresh water for a steadily growing global population. By offering a spectrum of specialized services and products, Rainkeeper has established itself as a successful and reputable name in rainwater harvesting. Rainkeeper’s success is augmented by its superb customer service and quali

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River Runner 06/28/2022

River Runner

River Runner Watch the path of a raindrop from anywhere in the contiguous United States

New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could ID Sources of Water Pollution 06/22/2022

New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could ID Sources of Water Pollution

New Way to Trace Algae Origins Could ID Sources of Water Pollution Real-time chlorophyll sensors can be used to determine the origins of algae in rivers and streams and the sources of pollution that algae sometimes signal.

06/17/2022

Give to Water.org monthly and help empower dads and their families with access to safe water at home

06/08/2022

Today we honour the seas and oceans that surround us. Help us preserve the treasures below for future generations by being mindful of the vibrant but fragile reefs, coral and colorful creatures who call these crystal-clear waters home.

06/01/2022

It's World Reef Day! Corals are not only important habitat for marine wildlife, they themselves are wildlife!

Corals are animals and many species are colonial, meaning they grow together as a unit. Reef-building corals make calcium carbonate shells around their bodies and these become the structure of the reef. Special species of algae, called zooxanthellae (Zoo-zan-thell-ee), live inside tropical corals and in return for a place to live, help the corals survive. Zooxanthellae also give corals the brilliant colors that snorkelers and divers love to see.

Did you know that the corals of the Dry Tortugas make up the soouthernmost extent of Florida's Coral Reef, which is the largest barrier reef in the continental United States? It stretches over 350 miles along the eastern coast of Florida from the Dry Tortugas and the Florida Keys to St. Lucie, Florida.

Learn more about Dry Tortugas National Park's coral reef ecosystems: https://www.nps.gov/drto/learn/nature/corals.htm

NPS Photo

Image: A coral reef with different coral species of different colors

Timeline photos 04/17/2022

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 04/17/2022

Timeline photos

Timeline photos 04/17/2022

Timeline photos

We may not have shared many photos, but we've been busy celebrating National Environmental Education Week all week (and every week of the year!) with on-site and off-site education programs! Head to our website to learn more about our boots-in-the-water programming or our amazing virtual resources at www.stroudcenter.org/education

Bamboo Tower Produces Up To 25 Gallons of Water In A Day Without Electricity 04/12/2022

Bamboo Tower Produces Up To 25 Gallons of Water In A Day Without Electricity

Bamboo Tower Produces Up To 25 Gallons of Water In A Day Without Electricity A new, low-tech invention could quench the thirst of millions of thirsty Africans by soaking up water from the atmosphere Africa has long struggled to find clean drinking water for its people. Millions of villagers spend 4 to 6 hours a day searching for water, and most of time it’s […]

04/11/2022
04/08/2022

Did you know the City of Lancaster offers a grant program to homeowners looking to reduce their stormwater runoff? 🌧 We're happy to do a site assessment to explore the possibilities with you.

Message us for more details!

04/06/2022
Timeline photos 03/22/2022

Timeline photos

Support water education!

Italy makes protecting the environment a part of its constitution 03/16/2022

Italy makes protecting the environment a part of its constitution

Another reason to love Italy. Bravo!

Italy makes protecting the environment a part of its constitution The state must now safeguard biodiversity, ecosystems and the environment.

03/16/2022

Our Coastal Ecology Class with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is back for 2022!

Dr. Sarah Bois of LLNF and Dr. Jen Karberg of NCF are presenting a five-week course on the Coastal Ecology of Nantucket. This interactive field and lecture course will examine the historic, current, and future use of Nantucket’s coastline through the lens of its ecological importance and resilience.

Using a team-teaching model, Drs. Bois and Karberg bring their extensive knowledge about Nantucket’s coastal ecology to a series of virtual lectures paired with field trips to explore ecological issues in depth.

For a full course outline and registration details, visit https://llnf.org/coastal-ecology-class

03/12/2022

750 Million Gallons

03/11/2022

Did you know lawns are the most irrigated crop in the United States?
We use more water on our lawns than any other single food!
Besides the 7 billion gallons of water each day, lawns guzzle fertilizer and pesticides that pollute our water and kill off our fellow plant and animal relatives. Lawns are dead zones to most life!

I understand the love for a lawn, but come on, why grow grass when we could instead grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers that feed and nourish us and all of our relatives on Earth?

When I took my journey from beginner gardener to growing and foraging 100% of my food, I had no land of my own. Instead I transformed residential front yards into abundant gardens.
This photo shows the progression of my first lawn into a wildly abundant garden less than two years later.

I know from experience how much potential our yards hold. I also know how much potential there is in just a handful of seeds.

I envision millions of yards all across the world transformed into sources of food, medicine, community and purpose.
I want to help YOU transform your yard into a garden. And if you don’t have a yard then to grow food wherever YOU can!

Inspired to grow food? I’ve designed The Grow Your Own Food Seed Pack specifically for beginner gardeners, with 20 varieties of easy to grow greens, vegetables, herbs and flowers.
It is FREE for those who don’t have funds and access to healthy food.
Sign up for a free seed pack at: https://www.robgreenfield.org/freeseedproject

03/08/2022

🐦How many can you spot in your own backyard?🦉

03/08/2022

I'm every woman.

About Water.org - Learn About Our Water NGO | Water.org 03/05/2022

About Water.org - Learn About Our Water NGO | Water.org

About Water.org - Learn About Our Water NGO | Water.org Water.org has worked to provide safe water and sanitation to more than 38 million people worldwide. Come learn how our sustainable financial solutions empower people with the solutions they need. Join our cause today.

02/28/2022

Local plants, streams suffer from salt applied to roads, lots, sidewalks during winter storms 02/22/2022

Local plants, streams suffer from salt applied to roads, lots, sidewalks during winter storms

Local plants, streams suffer from salt applied to roads, lots, sidewalks during winter storms It’s expected — when wintry weather causes slick, snowy conditions in Lancaster County, plow truck drivers dump tons of ice-melting salt onto local roadways.

Artificial snow saves Olympics and Alpine ski resorts 02/20/2022

Artificial snow saves Olympics and Alpine ski resorts

Artificial snow saves Olympics and Alpine ski resorts Were you shocked to see the artificial snow at the Beijing Winter Olympics? In Switzerland it is used on more than half of all slopes.

02/20/2022

Read more about how permaculture can restore everything agriculture has destroyed: https://returntonow.net/2021/12/11/permaculture-is-the-future-food-if-there-is-a-future-of-food/

The thick of it: Delving into the neglected global impacts of human waste 01/18/2022

The thick of it: Delving into the neglected global impacts of human waste

https://news.mongabay.com/2022/01/the-thick-of-it-delving-into-the-neglected-global-impacts-of-human-waste/

The thick of it: Delving into the neglected global impacts of human waste It doesn’t get talked about much, but 7.8 billion humans make a lot of waste, and a lot of it is flowing into the planet’s rivers, estuaries and oceans, with major impacts on clean water, biodiversity and public health.

Photos from Kiss the Ground Movie's post 01/14/2022

Photos from Kiss the Ground Movie's post

Australian Couple Turns Three 20 Ft. Containers into an Amazing Home 01/10/2022

Australian Couple Turns Three 20 Ft. Containers into an Amazing Home

Australian Couple Turns Three 20 Ft. Containers into an Amazing Home This Australian couple has turned old 20 foot shipping containers into their dream home. Come check it out and get inspired!

01/07/2022

Hello Winter

01/03/2022

Not at any price.

How to Turn Your Yard Into an Ecological Oasis 12/29/2021

How to Turn Your Yard Into an Ecological Oasis

How to Turn Your Yard Into an Ecological Oasis I'm in!

Photos from Raven Ridge Wildlife Center's post 10/27/2021

Photos from Raven Ridge Wildlife Center's post

Photos from The Rainkeeper's post 07/27/2021

Very proud to be apart of Home #6 in partnership with the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center in Mount Joy, PA with an 8,000 Gallon RAINKEEPER rainwater system. The rainwater from the roof area is being utilized to supply the washing machine, toilets, and outside hose connections.

Insecticide Chlorpyrifos Interacts with Genes to Increase Autism Risk, Research Finds - Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog 07/27/2021

Insecticide Chlorpyrifos Interacts with Genes to Increase Autism Risk, Research Finds - Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog

Insecticide Chlorpyrifos Interacts with Genes to Increase Autism Risk, Research Finds - Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog (Beyond Pesticides, July 20, 2021) Chlorpyrifos exposure results in the expression of genetic mutations associated with autism spectrum disorder in a laboratory model, finds research published in Environmental Health Perspectives by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “T...

07/26/2021

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Photos from Peter Rose + Partners's post 07/21/2021

Photos from Peter Rose + Partners's post

Basil Minns: “Father of the Moriah Harbour Cay National Park” 07/01/2021

Basil Minns: “Father of the Moriah Harbour Cay National Park”

Basil Minns: “Father of the Moriah Harbour Cay National Park” Basil Minns: “Father of the Moriah Harbour Cay National Park”

Types of Freshwater Ecosystems-Lakes-Ponds-River-Streams-Wetlandss 06/06/2021

Types of Freshwater Ecosystems-Lakes-Ponds-River-Streams-Wetlandss

Types of Freshwater Ecosystems-Lakes-Ponds-River-Streams-Wetlandss Freshwater biomes are ecosystems take contain water with a low salinity.In this video, I cover rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, and wetlands.Rivers are b...

Keep It Clean Women’s Long Sleeve UPF 30 Tee - Wear For Good 06/03/2021

Keep It Clean Women’s Long Sleeve UPF 30 Tee - Wear For Good

Keep It Clean Women’s Long Sleeve UPF 30 Tee - Wear For Good Our UPF women’s tee is perfect for any of your summer activities. Plus 15% of your purchase will be donated to Stroud Water Research Center, an organization which has spent 53 years focused on understanding, preserving, and protecting fresh water.

Streamside Care Workday 06/03/2021

Streamside Care Workday

Streamside Care Workday Help take care of our streamsides across Lancaster County! We will be planting trees, weeding, and tending to native plantings.

Replacing the Dirty Dozen 06/02/2021

Replacing the Dirty Dozen

Replacing the Dirty Dozen Native alternatives to replace common invasive plants.

05/29/2021
05/21/2021

• A pair of bees sleep in a flower.
• Bees sleep 5 to 6 hours a day, and bees hold each other's legs while they sleep

Photo: Joe Neely via Nina's Bees

Learn more: https://returntonow.net/2020/10/22/photographer-discovers-bees-that-sleep-cuddled-up-together-in-flowers/

04/11/2021

Some Garden Humor...🤣😂🤣😂

Got my plant tags ready for the garden...

Updates to Water Quality Mobile App Support Data Collection and Stream-to-Screen Education 04/02/2021

Updates to Water Quality Mobile App Support Data Collection and Stream-to-Screen Education

Updates to Water Quality Mobile App Support Data Collection and Stream-to-Screen Education Are you looking for a new digital learning tool to support your water quality monitoring with students or citizen scientists? Check out Stroud Water Research Center's Water Quality Mobile App.

03/30/2021

That's a lot of trees just for wiping rears.

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170 Locust St
Columbia, PA
17512

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We specialize in the designs and products for large-scale rainwater collection & reuse systems.

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 8am - 8pm
Sunday 8am - 8pm

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The Soda Depot The Soda Depot
15 S. 3rd. St.
Columbia, 17512

Welcome to The Soda Depot! You can find us at the historical Columbia Market House Wednesdays and Saturdays. We are delighted to offer our own delicious, small batch, hand crafted brewed sodas, and nostalgic candies.

Andy's Market Andy's Market
310 North 11th Street
Columbia, 17512

Andy's is corner store in Columbia PA. The store specializes in fresh meats, lunchmeats, MTO subs, and groceries. Operated by the Ohrel's since 1956.

Hambone's Social Club Hambone's Social Club
10th And Manor St
Columbia, 17512

Social Club of the Columbia Borough Fire Department "Where Hambones Meet"

Doolittle Honey Company Doolittle Honey Company
219 N. Second Street
Columbia, 17512

Find our honey at the Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market in Pennsylvania as well as at Tollbooth Antiques in Columbia PA.

Manorfield Farm Manorfield Farm
1411 Prospect Rd
Columbia, 17512

We sell Christmas trees, hardwood slabs and lumber! We custom mill your trees too! We also build select custom pieces. Call: 7175845195. We are by appointment only! Thanks!

Annie B's Italian Ice Annie B's Italian Ice
Columbia

Italian Ice Mobile vendor selling delicious Italian Ice with a variety of flavors.We are available for festivals, car shows, community days, birthday's.

Prospect Valley Farm Prospect Valley Farm
1335 Prospect Rd
Columbia, 17512

Prospect Valley Farm is nesteled within a charming valley in the rolling hills of West Hempfield, Lancaster County. The property offers 8 acres with multiple sites to host your dream wedding or event! Call or email for more information and a tour today!