Capture It! Stormwater Arts Contest Celebrate Regional Creek Week Virtual Classroom Resources Educational Videos Request a Visit
Stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution. This happens when rain flows off impervious surfaces into yards and streets. The water goes right to storm drains and streams - bringing pollution with it.
Stormwater runoff is not cleaned at a treatment plant first like drinking water.
Capture It! Stormwater Arts Contest
Attention 8th - 12th graders! Want to show us what you know about stormwater pollution through art or video? Take part in our annual art contest. Winners of each category will win a $500 prize!
Registration closes February 20, 2023.
Celebrate Regional Creek Week
Virtual Classroom Resources
Teachers, are you looking for online content to support virtual learning? Find videos and lesson plans from city educators on a variety of topics for various grade levels. Resources include this video on water pollution.
These videos were done in partnership with Clean Water Education Partnership.
Where Water Flows in Raleigh When it Rains
What’s a Floodplain?
How Litter and Trash Affects Streams
How Pet Waste Affects Streams
How Yard Waste Affects Streams
How Pesticides Affect Streams
How Household Chemicals Affect Streams
How Vehicle Maintenance Affects Streams
Request a Visit
Are you interested in learning more about how stormwater flows through our city? Schedule a visit with our stormwater educator at your next school, community, or business event.
|Stormwater demos (i.e. EnviroScape)|
Activities can be adapted for all ages (K-12 to adults)
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