Public Education & Outreach

Public awareness is one of the most important components to the City's stormwater program. To help us spread the stormwater knowledge the City joined Stormwater SMART, a cooperative partnership of counties and other municipalities in the Piedmont region with the goal of providing education and outreach concerning stormwater, water quality and conservation issues. 

Stormwater SMART is governed by a Steering Committee, on which the City sits, that is composed of representatives from each county or municipal partner.  The Steering Committee helps guide Stormwater SMART staff members in targeting audiences and events for environmental education programs each year. 

In 2018 we added Mass Media services for stormwater education and began airing a series of educational videos through a variety of media outlets in the Triad area.  An accompanying brochure is provided to all Mass Media members to distribute in their communities.

Stormwater Education & Outreach Resources

Direct Education:

  • Facilitate lessons for elementary, middle, and high school science and environmental classes
  • Provide public outreach and education at fairs and festivals
  • Coordinate, plan, and facilitate environmental camp programs
  • Partner with schools and clubs on environmental projects that have a water component
  • Partner with community members for trash clean ups, rain garden education, storm drain markings, and many other volunteer opportunities!

Mass Media:

  • Broadcast English and Spanish versions of stormwater education videos online, through cable TV, on cinema rolls, and at local community events
  • Air English and Spanish stormwater education radio commercials
  • Distribute educational brochures throughout the community
  • Provide social media education through Facebook and Instagram