​The programs are aligned with Maryland’s Environmental Literacy and Common Core Standards.


Stacy Epperson
Education Specialist
Aquatic Resource Education Dept
Chesapeake and Coastal Service
MD Department of Natural Resources
580 Taylor Ave., E-2
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-260-8775


Storm Drain Stenciling

​Storm Drain Stenciling is a service learning activity for your school, community association, 4-H, Scout, or other youth group.

storm drain stenciling sampleStorm drains were designed to be the fastest and most efficient way of getting rainwater off streets and parking lots. Unfortunately, the water that flows into your storm drain carries trash and sediment from the street, nutrients in the form of fertilizers, and toxics in the form of pesticides, household cleaners, gasoline and motor oil. All of the water in the storm drains ends up in your local stream or river.

Stenciling storm drains in your community may discourage people from putting harmful items and trash in the drains!

Raise awareness about storm drains that empty into the Chesapeake Bay or your local river or stream.

A refundable $40 deposit is required. Stencils and directions are included.

Note: You must contact your local Department of Public Works before you begin stenciling.

Please fill out the StormDrainStencilForm.pdfregistration form and StormDrainActionProject.pdfread the directions.

Use these wetactivities.pdfProject Wet activities as a pre-activity or follow-up to your storm drain stenciling action project.


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