Stormwater Services has numerous outreach and education programs for City of Wilmington residents and groups. We believe that educating and involving citizens in solving the stormwater pollution problem is one of the most important things we do.
Canines for Clean Water
Canines for Clean Water is a program that encourages citizens to be responsible pet owners by always cleaning up after their pets to help protect our waterways.Pet owners that sign a pledge, get a free dog bandana and goody bag. Owners can submit photos of their pooch to our online gallery.
Enviroscape 8th Grade Program
The Enviroscape is a scaled-down model of a watershed that enables students to visually learn about stormwater runoff, water pollution, water quality, watersheds, and stewardship through a speaker-led presentation.
The City of Wilmington coordinates the program which is delivered by the Wilmington Stormwater Services, New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District and Cape Fear River Watch.
Stormwater 101 Speakers Bureau
Schedule a speaker for your next HOA meeting or civic/community group meeting, contact either:
Stormwater Services, 910.343.4777
Storm Drain Marking
The Storm Drain Marking Program enables volunteers to permanently adhere stainless steel markers next to storm drains. Markers have a message "Don't Pollute ~ Drains to Waterway" message reminding citizens to keep our waterways clean.
In addition, educational doorhangers are distributed to nearby residences and businesses during storm drain marking events. New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District and Cape Fear River Watch partner with the city to implement this program.
Monthly Rain Barrel Sale
The City of Wilmington and New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District partner to hold a Monthly Rain Barrel Sale to the public at a discounted rate on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the NHC Govt Center, 9-5pm. Rain barrels have many benefits which include collecting free rainwater and saving money on your water bill, using natural water on your plants, landscape beds, grass or garden, and helping to protect the environment from polluted runoff. There are two sizes of rain barrels to choose from:
60 gallon rain barrel - $90
80 gallon rain barrel - $110
Monthly Watershed Cleanups
Cape Fear River Watch hosts monthly cleanups of locations throughout the city. Cleanups are typically held in the morning on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Cape Fear River Watch 910.762.5606
Stormwater Education Publications
We offer many educational publications, videos and informational resources online and offer a limited number of
hard copies upon request. Call 910-343-4777.