Stencil a Storm Drain

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Get outside, volunteer, and do your part to and help raise awareness about storm water pollution and water quality in Seattle neighborhoods. This spring and summer, individuals, families, and small groups practicing COVID19 safe distance practices are welcome sign up and get a free reusables kit to paint stencils next to storm drains in their neighborhood with the message:

Dump No Waste
Drains to Puget Sound/Ocean

How does a stencil help? Most storm drains direct water and pollutants to a nearby stream, lake, or the Puget Sound. A stenciled drain reminds the community that what goes into the drain will end up in local waterways directly affecting wildlife and people. When people make the storm drain connection, they are less likely to dump pollutants like soaps, paints, antifreeze, and used motor oil into storm drains.

Request a Stencil Kit

Volunteers will receive detailed instructions when you pick up a stencil kit. Pollution prevention staff will supply a stencil, paint, gloves, safety gear and a bucket to hold it all.

For information and to register to pick up and drop off of stencil kits contact PreventPollution@seattle.gov by email.

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Spring and Summer 2021

Stencil Kit pickup & drop off schedule

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July 2021

Thursday, July 1: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Bitter Lake Park
Thursday, July 8: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., SPU Warehouse in SODO
Thursday, July 15: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., West Seattle - Fauntleroy Church
Thursday, July 22: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Rainier Community Center

August 2021

Thursday, August 5: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Bitter Lake Park
Thursday, August 12: 3:30  - 5:00 p.m., West Seattle - Fauntleroy Church
Thursday, August 19: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Rainier Community CenterAugust 2021

September 2021

Thursday, September 2: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Bitter Lake Park
Thursday, September 9: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. SoDo SPU Warehouse
Thursday, September 16: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., West Seattle - Fauntleroy Church
Thursday, September 23: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Rainier Community Center

October 2021

Thursday, October 7: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Bitter Lake Park
Thursday, October 14: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. SoDo SPU Warehouse
Thursday, October 21: 3:30  - 5:00 p.m., West Seattle - Fauntleroy Church

End Of Stencil Season - please return all kits by October 21 - Thanks Volunteers!

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