What Is It?
This program’s goal is to mark every storm drain in Harris County in order to prevent pollution from entering our local waterways.
Affix special markers to neighborhood drains that say “No Dumping, Flows to Galveston Bay.” These remind residents to keep pollutants and trash out of the drains. More than 41,000 markers have been placed so far.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Yes. Marking requires at least two people and should not be done alone.
All instructions are provided.
PLACE DRAIN MARKERS IN LOCAL NEIGHBORHOODS
Volunteers are needed to install markers to neighborhood storm drains that state ‘No Dumping, Flows to Galveston Bay’ to remind citizens “not to dump pollutants into storm sewers or contribute to ordinary storm water runoff by littering, over-fertilizing, or sweeping yard debris into the street.”
Volunteers receive markers and adhesive, and may borrow scrub brushes, gloves, and safety vests / flags /cones.
To request a SWIM kit, click here.
STORM WATER INLET MARKING (SWIM) PROGRAM
Markers are needed on storm drains in neighborhoods throughout the Houston area. Contact the SWIM program for more information.
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Luke E. (Troop 11) partnered with the Galveston Bay Foundation to mark storm drains and hang door hangers to inform people not to dump in the drains. (2018)
Eagle: Matthew R. (Troop 505) placed storm water inlet markers throughout Bellaire and West University Place. (2013)
A patrol from Troop 266 marked 50 storm water inlets in Southgate.
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