The City offers four primary stormwater education outreach events for residents, businesses, and local civic groups to participate in, as follows
Storm Drain Stenciling
The City's Storm Drain Stenciling program is a volunteer effort that involves painting a specific, City-approved stenciled message on the storm drains throughout the community, encouraging residents to keep our storm drains clean. Volunteers, either individuals or groups, must complete a short application and Hold Harmless form before checking out a Storm Drain Stenciling Kit. City staff helps volunteers select an area for stenciling and provide maps to aid in the project. Kits and maps must be returned within a week of check-out. Student and Scout community service hours are available for these events; however, court-ordered community service hours are not offered for this program.
The City's Stream Team program is a volunteer effort that involves collecting litter and debris from local streams. The City typically organizes one large event per year in the Fall, with smaller events offered for groups, such as Scouts, as individual reqests are made. Volunteers must sign a waiver before each event. Student and Scout community service hours are available; however, court-ordered community service hours are not offered at these events. At the large City events, lunch will be provided, along with trash bags and gloves. Prizes are awarded for the most unique items collected.
The next Stream Team event is scheduled for:
Fall 2019, location TBD
Adopt-A-Street and Adopt-A-Stream
The City's Adopt-A-Street and Adopt-A-Stream programs encourage civic responsibility and bolster community pride while improving community aesthetics and water quality. Residents, civic groups, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to participate.
Volunteers must complete an application for Adopt-A-Street or Adopt-A-Stream and return it to the Public Works Department before a designated street or stream segment will be assigned; however, volunteers can review the list of adoptable streets to see if there is a street segment they would prefer.
Volunteers who collect litter at least 4 times per year for streets or twice a year for streams will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and recognition of two City 'Adopt' signs posted on each segment end. The City will provide bags for the events and will collect full bags upon completion.