The Jefferson County Soil Conservation District and Beargrass Creek Alliance are hosting free Storm Drain Marking events for groups in Louisville Metro/Jefferson County. This project seeks to educate the public and encourage “Best Management Practices” that benefit our community’s water quality through Nonpoint Source Pollution Prevention, a major factor in the degradation of water quality in Jefferson County.
Participants in the storm drain marking events will each receive a kit to mark storm drains, educational resources, a rain gauge, a reminder magnet to limit water-use during or after a storm, and native plant seeds. Volunteers from the JCSWCD and BCA will conduct a short program and then assist groups in locating and marking neighborhoods storm drains.
Storm Drain Marking events are happening this spring and summer, so sign up soon! Program duration is 1-2 hours and groups of 5-20 people per event are requested. Combined groups are encouraged, e.g. faith communities, scouting troop, neighborhood associations, groups of friends and family, or businesses. To get started, contact Tim Joice at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 589-8008.
For more than 65 years the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has provided landuse assistance to private property owners, farmers, governmental agencies and the business community. The SWCD’s mission is to help reduce harmful landuse impacts, including the impact of urban/suburban activities on our land and water resources in the Louisville Metro area. We accomplish this through effective leadership, technical assistance and outreach programs in collaboration with government, business and the public. See our website for more information: http://www.jeffcd.org/