Kids spraying water on landscape roads, houses, cars, and streams to show the impact of stormwater runoff

Learn About Stormwater

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Stormwater Runoff

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

Stormwater Sticket

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

Two volunteers carrying a mattress that was cleaned up from a stream in Raleigh.

Two volunteers carrying a mattress from a stream during a cleanup event. 

We are celebrating the Clean Water Education Partnership Regional Creek Week from March 19-25, 2023! Learn more about our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities in the city!

Virtual Classroom Resources

Online Demo

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.

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Educational Videos

These videos were done in partnership with Clean Water Education Partnership.

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.

Request a visit online

Stormwater demos (i.e. EnviroScape)
Stormwater education
Watershed model

Activities can be adapted for all ages (K-12 to adults)

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