Storm drain stenciling is a community-based activity during which volunteers paint stenciled messages on the street next to stormwater grates indicating where the water entering those storm drains discharges. One of the biggest threats to water quality nationwide is stormwater runoff which enters storm drains and flows untreated to local water bodies. The purpose of this project is to educate stenciling volunteers, neighborhood residents and passers-by about the environmental connection between neighborhood streets and local waterbodies.
New Hampshire Estuaries Project
Peterson, Julia, "Storm Drain Stenciling to Build Stormwater Awareness in NH’s Estuarine Communities" (2003). PREP Reports & Publications. 336.