Durham residents can help protect our waterways from pollution that threatens drinking water quality, aquatic life, and the recreational value of our streams and lakes. To get started choose a level that fits your interest level, and contact the Stormwater Public Education Coordinator. A two-year commitment is required. Group size and stream length will vary.
Water pollution presentations are correlated to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Topics include stormwater runoff, watersheds, river basins, soil erosion, and pollution prevention. Presentations focus on local natural resources and are interactive. Presenter is a North Carolina Certified Environmental Educator and former teacher. Call or e-mail today to schedule your class!
Need a speaker for your club, church, or civic group? Presentations available on water pollution, local water resources, water-friendly household practices, and other related topics.
Volunteer for a community service project that benefits all citizens and aquatic life in Durham. Label a storm drain with pollution prevention messages using stickers like the ones below.
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|Vol 15, no. 1 Waterways July 2011||Your Stormwater Dollars at Work|
|Vol 14, no. 2 Waterways November 2010||Rain Gardens, Canines for Clean Water|
|Vol 14, no. 1 Waterways July 2010||Falls and Jordan Lake Rules|
|Vol 13, no. 2 Waterways November/December 2009||Plant Trees for Clean Water|
|Vol 13, no. 1 Waterways July/August 2009||Clean Cars, Dirty Water|
|Vol 12, no. 2 Waterways July/August 2008||Dog waste stations, Stream Stories|
|Vol 12, no. 1 Waterways March/April 2008||Stormwater Drainage Systems and Ponds|
|Vol 11, no. 2 Waterways July/August 2007||Adopt-a-Stream, Car Wash, Cooking Grease Tips|
|Vol 11, no. 1 Waterways January/February 2007||City Council Adopts New Stormwater Ordinance|
|Vol 10, no. 1 Waterways July/August 2006||Updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps|
Neighborhoods and communities address some of their local environmental concerns and issues with the help and support of several City of Durham Departments.
City of Durham Water Management - Presentations and resources available on water conservation, local drinking water
Clean Water Education Partnership - A cooperative nonpoint source pollution education and awareness campaign involving 20 local governments, State agencies, non-profit organizations, and a regional council of governments in North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Stormwater education and resources
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Stormwater Home
For more information or to schedule your class or group for a water quality presentation or storm drain ID project please contact Laura Webb Smith, Public Education Coordinator at 560-4326 (ext. 235), or email@example.com.