1) Estimate the number of storm drains you plan to mark
Walk around the area where you would like work and count the number of storm drains that you want to mark. The map above indicates areas where Storm Drain Markers have already been placed in the past, but please place or replace markers that are missing or damaged.
2) Organize friends, family and/or neighbors
Recruit a group of people to help. Explain that the activity will only take a few hours and that it will help prevent pollution of streams and lakes. Larger groups usually divide up into teams of 3-4 people so everyone has a “job” and more storm drains can be marked at once.
3) Request a Storm Drain Marking Kit
Once you have an idea of the number of volunteers you will have and the number of storm drains you plan to mark, email the contact above to request a storm drain marking kit. This kit will provide all the supplies needed. As few as 12 storm drain marking decals can be provided in this kit, or as many as 200 for larger projects. We will want to know the number of storm drains you plan to mark and the number of volunteers that will be participating so we can also provide them with gloves and safety vests.
4) Hold a Storm Drain Marking Meeting
Hold a meeting to familiarize all participants with the
Storm Drain Marking Program Safety Rules and Guidelines and the
Marking Instructions and Data Sheet All Participants need to sign the
Participant Waiver Form and the Youth Participation Release Form BEFORE marking storm drains. Please send these forms to the contact above.
5) Mark the Storm Drains
Record the location of the storm drains your group marks and any signs of illegal dumping or damage to them you may notice. Fill out and send the
Storm Drain Marking Log. Please access this form using the latest versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge.
6) Send the data sheet and return unused supplies
Please send the data sheet indicating the drains your group marked and any unused storm drain marking supplies back to the contact listed on this page.