How To Volunteer

Between April and October

Contact us to set up a storm drain marking session.

2023 Program Impact




Educational brochures distributed


Storm drains marked

“Storm Drain Marking – A great way for young people to make a difference in their communities. Scouts in particular earn the Citizenship in the Community merit badge, an Eagle requirement.”

– Bob Neubert, Scout Master & PCS Board President

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?

Please wear clothes you’re comfortable getting paint on and comfortable walking around in. For safety, we highly recommend long-pants and closed-toed shoes.

How old do I need to be to participate?

This program is not recommended for anyone under the age of 12. An adult must be present for any group with individuals under the age of 18.

Do I need training prior to completing a Storm Drain Marking program?

No prior experience needed! However, Event Coordinators must receive training by PCS staff before completing a SDM project with their own group.

Do I need to participate with a group or can I participate on my own?

You are more than welcome to participate on your own, but you may have more fun participating in a larger group! We recommend small group sizes to be 5-7 people. We like to assign roles during the program: 1-2 adults to supervise, 1-2 traffic monitors, 2-4 door hanger distributors, 2-4 stencilers/markers. Jobs can be alternated throughout the length of the program.

Will this program run rain or shine?

NO! This program must be completed on a dry day, temperatures ranging from 50 to 80 degrees F. It is not recommended to spray paint on a windy day. If you need to reschedule, please reach out to your Point of Contact.

Did I fill out all of the forms needed to complete this program?

If you have completed the Event Coordinator Checklist, Event Coordinator Report, SDM Team Assignment, SDM Tracking Form, SDM Liability Waiver, then Yes!

Learn More

…what is storm water and why does it matter?

…about the local waterways that this program benefits.

…about simple lifestyle changes that add up to help our waterways.

Program Support

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