Join I Love A Clean San Diego and Think Blue San Diego for our first-ever virtually-hosted Storm Drain Stenciling Day! We will paint a conservation message on storm drains in communities across the City of San Diego.
What’s the deal with storm drains?
Did you know that storm drains are not connected to the sewer system? That means they are not treated and drain directly into our creeks, bays, lagoons and ultimately the ocean. Litter, debris, and pollutants are swept along with the water into the storm drains, polluting our waterways. Join us by stenciling a pollution prevention message above storm drains around the neighborhood. By doing so, you are educating the public that no pollutants or trash should go down the drains and into the ocean!
What’s the deal with virtual events?
This year we are hosting Storm Drain Stenciling Day virtually! In the past, we would gather in a park and stencil around the community. This year we will be checking kits out from our office before the event, and you can use the kit you picked-up to stencil drains wherever you like in the City! We’d like to spread the love around, so you can stencil drains in your neighborhood or somewhere that means a lot to you.
Your mission: Pick-up your kit from our office before the event, stencil 10 drains in your neighborhood with your family or small group on May 22, and report your totals to help us protect our watersheds!
How does it work?
Sign-up for this cleanup below! When you sign-up, you’ll get an e-mail with instructions for reserving your storm drain stenciling kit. We have a limited number of 20 kits available, so act fast to reserve your kit! Your kit is ideal for a group of 3-5 volunteers, and can stencil ~10 drains.
You can reserve your kit for a check-out during the week leading up to Saturday, May 22. Swing by to pick up your kit quick and easy and then you can use the other instructions in your e-mail to prepare for your event!
On Saturday, May 22, walk around your neighborhood (or a neighborhood of choice) and paint a conservation message on drains you come across. You can use our awesome GIS reporting tool to log your drains in real time from your smartphone. Immediately after your event swing by and drop your kit back off at our office!
Register now to receive e-mail resources and event details. Remember, we need you to reach our goal of 100 drains stenciled! Please only sign-up and reserve a kit if you are committed to finishing the event.
DISCLAIMER: By participating in an event, you agree I Love A Clean San Diego is NOT responsible for any injury suffered and you waive any claim arising from participation in the event. I agree to read and follow all of the safety protocols for this event.