San Diego Rainy Season Gives Extra Reason for Storm Drain Stenciling

ILACSD Storm Drain Stenciling Program

I Love A Clean San Diego Storm Drain Stenciling Program Spreads Awareness about Impact of Litter and Illegal Dumping

After the especially rainy season in San Diego, preventing pollution is crucial to protecting the ocean, environment, and local wildlife.

Wind and rainfall sweep litter and debris into San Diego’s storm drain system, which empties out to the coastline unfiltered and untreated. Through I Love A Clean San Diego's Storm Drain Stenciling (SDS) Program with Think Blue San Diego, messages are painted on curbs to spread awareness about the harmful impacts of litter and illegal dumping. At our last SDS Day in March, volunteers stenciled 90 drains throughout Liberty Station, and two local artists - Brooke Keithly and Lauren LeVieux  (above photo) - decorated drains with custom chalk artwork! The beautiful designs drew extra attention to the importance of protecting our environment!

There's no need to wait for the next SDS Day to get involved. This program offers flexibility and independence by allowing volunteers to check out supplies for a two-week period! To reserve supplies, please call ILACSD Community Programs Coordinator, Carly, at (619) 704-2774.