Be a Drain Stormer Neighborhood: Earth Day Weekend

Start a little closer to home in your efforts to take care of our planet by taking care of your neighborhood’s storm drains.

Clean & Mark the Storm Drains

As a Drain Stormer Neighborhood, you and your neighbors will pledge to protect your neighborhood’s storm drains and keep them clean of trash and debris.

STEP 1: Locate and identify all the storm drains in your neighborhood. Click here to find storm drains in your neighborhood. 

STEP 2: Use the Clean & Mark materials included in your Neighborhood Drain Stormer Kit. The kit includes everything you need to mark the storm drains with special Only Rain in the Drain medallions. 

STEP 3: Clean the drains and affix medallions adjacent to your neighborhood’s storm drains. Medallions, glue and instructions are included in your Neighborhood Drain Stormer Kit. For additional information on how and where to affix the storm drain medallions CLICK HERE. 

STEP 4: Record the medallions that your neighborhood places on your neighborhood storm drains. Details on how to record your medallion-marked storm drains is included in your Neighborhood Drain Stormer Kit. Complete the form at the link below to submit your marked drains. 

STEP 5: Monitor your neighborhood’s storm drains and keep them clean of trash and debris.

Decorate the Storm Drains

Now that the dirty work is done, Clean Drains Fort Wayne wants you and your neighbors to get in on the fun.

Clean Drains creates artful message-oriented storm drain murals to generate awareness that we must all work together to ensure only rain in the drain.

And while local/regional artists are in your area painting the storm drains, we want you and your neighbors to get out and decorate your medallion-marked storm drains in artful ways to bring attention to the fact that what goes down the drain ends up in our rivers.

All the necessary materials and information for you and your neighbors to create chalk-designed storm-drain murals is provided in your Drain Stormer Neighborhood Kit. 

And depending on where in Fort Wayne your neighborhood is located, we would like you to plan your neighborhood’s storm drain clean, mark and decorate activities around these dates:

Neighborhood Located in Northeast & Northwest:

– Decorate Storm Drains: July 16 -24, 2022

Neighborhood Located in Southeast & Southwest:

– Decorate Storm Drains: August 13 – 21, 2022

Downtown Neighborhood :

– Decorate Storm Drains: September 10 -17, 2022 

Save the Date: Be Drain Stormer Neighborhood Proud!

Come celebrate your efforts as a Drain Stormer Neighborhood at the CLEAN DRAINS FORT WAYNE FEST on World Rivers’ Day, Sunday, September 25th.

STORM THE CELEBRATION!!

WHAT: CLEAN DRAINS FORT WAYNE FEST 2022
WHEN: Sunday, September 25, 2022, 12 – 4 pm
WHERE: Promenade Park
FYI: FREE TO ALL

For Questions Contact: 

Irene Walters, Co-Chairwoman
Clean Drains Fort Wayne

Irenewalters1@gmail.com, 260.341.4586

Nancy Stewart, Co-Chairwoman
Clean Drains Fort Wayne

npstew@aol.com, 260.437.9339

BE A DRAIN STORMER NEIGHBORHOOD!

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