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Stormwater SMART is a cooperative partnership between county and municipal governments to provide education and outreach regarding stormwater pollution, water quality issues, and water conservation. Our goal is to communicate to the general public the importance of clean water for themselves and the surrounding environment.

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Madison James 
Environmental Educator

 

Danica Heflin
Environmental Programs Coordinator
 
Stephen Peters
AmeriCorps Service Member

Stormwater SMART is governed by a Steering Committee 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.  Since 2008, Stormwater SMART has worked with over 35,000 triad residents in hands-on, age appropriate, facilitated programs.

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.

All of these services and programs demonstrate the appropriate measures one can take to alleviate negative impacts as a result of polluted runoff. We love to partner with teachers to facilitate activities throughout the school year that cover NC Science Curriculum Standards.  We also partner with nonprofit organizations, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Cooperative Extension offices, local governments, and private businesses to help citizens to make educated decisions regarding local water quality. 

What We Can Do For You

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!
Our Direct Education Members:

Alamance County, City of Archdale, City of Asheboro, City of Burlington, Davidson County, Town of Elon, Town of Gibsonville, City of Graham, Town of Green Level, City of Greensboro, Town of Haw River, Town of Jamestown, Town of Kernersville, Town of Lewisville, City of Lexington, City of Mebane, Town of Oak Ridge, Randolph County, City of Reidsville, Rockingham County, Town of Summerfield, City of Thomasville, City of Trinity 

 

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

Our Mass Media Members:

Alamance County, City of Archdale, City of Asheboro, City of Burlington, Davidson County, Town of Elon, Town of Gibsonville, City of Graham, Town of Green Level, City of Greensboro, Town of Haw River, Town of Jamestown, Town of Kernersville, Town of Lewisville, City of Lexington, City of Mebane, Town of Oak Ridge, Randolph County, City of Reidsville, Rockingham County, Town of Summerfield, City of Thomasville, City of Trinity