This volunteer opportunity is through the City of Salem's Public Works Department's Clean Streams initiative. The Clean Streams, Clear Choices initiative was developed to help Salem residents realize that there are several steps you can take to help keep our streams clean and reduce pollution. There are more than 14,000 storm drains that flow directly to nearly 90 miles of local streams. Stormwater does not go to a treatment plant, but instead flows directly into local streams and the Willamette River. You can help make a difference in stream pollution. Our everyday behaviors affect streams. Our choices make a difference.
Storm Drain Marking
Environment and Animal Rescue
The "Dump No Waste, Drains to Creek" awareness campaign asks volunteers to place storm drain markers that state this on local storm drains around Salem. These markers are used to bring awareness to the community that any pollution - garbage, chemicals, etc. - that goes down these drains flows directly to our local waterways. These markers are an integral part of informing people in the community that storm drains do not go through a filtration system and they act as a deterrent to the dumping of anything down storm drains.
The storm drain marking program must be done during dry weather, so the program runs from June through September each year. The City of Salem provides all equipment necessary, information on how to place markers, and locations that need markers placed.
For more information you can visit our website at https://www.cityofsalem.net/Pages/volunteer-to-mark-storm-drains.aspx or email firstname.lastname@example.org