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Attention Scouts! Community groups are needed for a hands-on service
project to protect the Mississippi River
STORM DRAIN STENCILING…
- is easy to implement
- is a great service project that can be used as service hours
HELP PROTECT OUR WATERSHED
Friends of the Mississippi
River for a Storm Drain Stenciling Outing.
This is a great project to use towards earning:
Soil and Water Conservation;
- It provides an important community service
- It helps protect our watershed and the river
- It educates residents about polluted urban runoff
Scouts, Clubs, Families, Schools, Community Groups,
Churches, Corporations, Individuals, etc.
April through October (Weather
Storm Drain Stenciling Project –
volunteers paint the message “Please Don’t Pollute! Drains to River” next to
storm drains and distribute educational doorhangers to neighborhood homes
Your groups neighborhood in: Minneapolis, St. Paul, and within the
Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.
To prevent urban runoff pollution from
entering the storm sewer system. Many residents do not realize that storm
drains provide a direct route for pollutants to enter the river. This
activity educates community members about the importance of protecting the
watershed and what we can all do to help keep it clean and safe for the
Friends of the Mississippi River staff
will train your group (groups of 10 or more) and provide an educational
presentation on urban runoff pollution. Individuals or smaller groups can
participate at community stenciling events or arrange to pick up equipment
and instructions. Stenciling supplies are provided free of charge.
If it’s raining or wet we cannot
We’d be happy to schedule a rain date.
One outing usually lasts between one and three hours, depending on how much
time you have.
Children must be supervised for
this activity. We recommend one adult for every five to ten children.
Make sure you wear old clothes –
PAINT WILL NOT WASH OUT!
Ms. Katie Galloway
Volunteer Programs Coordinator
Friends of the Mississippi River
46 E 4th Street, Suite 606
Saint Paul MN 55101-1112
Phone 651/ 222-2193
Fax 651/ 222-6005
Print the Flyer for this Activity
Friends of the Mississippi River is a non-profit citizen organization that
works to protect and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the
Twin Cities metropolitan area. We strive to create positive changes that
improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, create education and
recreation opportunities, and inspire widespread commitment to this natural
wonder that flows through our community.
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