Storm Drain Marking

Storm drains – or at least what collects in them – are a major source of pollution to rivers, streams and coastal waters across the nation.  To address this issue locally, the Coalition works with schools, youth clubs and associations to mark storm drains in municipalities throughout the Saw Mill River Watershed with messages advising people not to dump their waste there.  The storm drain marking program helps to inform residents about the link between storm drain systems and water quality, as well as what they can do to help stop storm water pollution.

Volunteer marking a storm drain

Participating groups in past projects have included Pleasantville Middle School, Hastings High School’s Environmental Club, Dobbs Ferry St. Christopher’s Clark Academy students, Ardsley Brownies and Cub Scouts, the Hamilton High School Rotary Interact Club in Elmsford, and Beczak and the Emerson Middle School Environmental Club students in Yonkers.

To set up a project in your community, contact Ann-Marie Mitroff, Coalition Coordinator, at annmarie@groundworkhv.org or (914) 375-2151.  Projects can involve a classroom presentation for school groups.

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