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The time has come – Join I Love A Clean San Diego and Think Blue San Diego for our twice-annual Storm Drain Stenciling Day at Moutain View Park! We will walk around the neighborhood with cleanup supplies picking up litter and stencil storm drains with a conservation message.
You may be wondering, “What is storm drain stenciling?” Our cities have storm drains those big gaps in the curb you see around our homes and businesses. These gaps are meant to move water out of the neighborhood very quickly so when it rains our streets do not get flooded. This is an important safety feature that keeps us from walking in foot-deep water during the winter.
Because our storm drains are designed to move water quickly through our region out to the coast, they do not have filters that would impede water, which means unintended things like litter can flow with water into the drains and into the ocean!
Therefore, it is important to not only preserve our storm drains, but also remove litter from around them.
By picking up litter with us on Saturday and stenciling drains, you can help protect the neighborhood and all the places downstream, including the Pacific Ocean! You can also earn community service credit for your time.
What do you need for this event? Just a ready-to-help attitude!
- We provide cleanup supplies and the stenciling kits with maps to help you find drains.
- Our goal is to have 5 drains stenciled per group.
- We encourage you to wear clothes you do not mind getting paint on, and closed-toed shoes.
- KITS ARE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!!! Arrive on time to secure a kit for your group.
This event requires a signed release-of-liability waiver for all volunteers, and anyone under 18 needs a waiver signed by a guardian. Please download and print the waiver below, sign, and bring with you to this cleanup. No printer? No problem! We will have waivers at the check-in table for volunteers. If you are under 18 please have your guardian check-in with us at the cleanup to sign-off on your participation.
One more thing: if you want to bring your kits home with you to stencil around your neighborhood, please do! Be sure to check in with staff at the table to receive your instructions for totals sheets and reporting the number of drains you complete before you leave with your kits. Thank you for spreading this conservation message!
Saturday, March 25, 2023 9am-11am