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Adopt a Drain

How does pollution reach The Bay? What can we do to prevent pollution? What kinds of waste are found at storm drains? How can our school prevent these types of waste?

Trash debris laying on storm drain grateThis activity allows students to take responsibility for their space and their community. It allows them to share with their classmates what they find and teach them how they can do better.

Students should have an understanding of how storm drains are major tributaries to The Bay. Students may have completed the Schoolyard Report Card lesson and/or the Storm Drain Mapping lesson. Baseline knowledge that storm drain around their school/home go straight to the Bay and the water is untreated.