Storm drain stenciling reminds residents and visitors where surface runoff ends up

In 2010, RBCA began a storm drain stenciling program and for two years we networked with the several youth groups to get most of our storm drains stenciled. These stencils advise people to “Dump No Waste, Drains to Resurrection Bay” or “Only Rain Down the Drain”.

By using the public household hazardous waste disposal system and not dumping products such as paint, used motor oil, anti-freeze, etc., on the ground, driveway, or street, we will keep our bay healthy and help our salmon thrive.

This work was funded the NPS-Ocean Alaska Science and Learning Center (OASLC) and the National Parks Foundation. Other project partners include City of Seward Public Works Department and Teen & Youth Center, the Alaska Department of Transportation, the Boy Scouts, the Alaska SeaLife Center, AmeriCorps, and Kenai Fjords National Park.

Recently RBCA has decided that Seward would be best served by using more permanent storm drain markers. Once funding is secured we’ll network with local youth groups and get these new markers placed near all our storm drains.Once funding is secured we’ll network with local youth groups and get these new markers placed near all our storm drains.

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