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Down the Storm Drain
Did you know ... that every time it rains, water collects litter, motor oil, antifreeze, pet waste, excess fertilizers and pesticides, leaves and grass clippings, and other waste materials as it runs off our roofs, lawns, driveways and streets towards the storm drain?
Contrary to popular belief, most storm drains do not connect to a water treatment facility. As a result, untreated rain water drains directly to our local streams, wetlands and rivers via the storm drain system.
Volunteers are needed to stencil our local storm drains with a "Do Not Dump - Drains to River" message. These stencil messages remind residents and businesses not to dump hazardous materials into or near storm drains. You can help us stencil storm drains and pass out related literature to area residents from 9:30 am to noon on the following Saturdays this summer:
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
If you would like to volunteer for any of the above dates (or know of a group who would be interested in participating in this community project) please contact me at (413) 736-5208.