Did you know that everyday people are polluting our lakes by pouring hazardous materials down storm drains? Pouring chemicals, paints, pesticides, antifreeze and used motor oil down storm drains carries that material directly into our local lakes. Stormwater runoff carrying these pollutants and illegally dumped waste often damages water quality and affects fish, wildlife and recreational opportunities in our local lakes. Storm drain marking is a visual reminder that storm drains are for stormwater only.
To help prevent lake pollution, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will join volunteers from the Conrad Yelvington Distributors, Inc. (CYDI) Orlando facility on a storm drain marking project to benefit Lake Holden. The group will help affix “No Dumping” signs to storm drains along South Division Avenue and West Grant Street.
The project is being hosted by the City of Orlando’s Streets & Stormwater Division and CYDI’s Green Team to heighten community awareness of storm water pollution prevention practices and to educate residents that our actions are directly connected with the health of our local environment.
Citizens can make an impact in their community and the environment by marking storm drains in their own neighborhoods with “No Dumping” signs. All materials and training are provided free-of-charge to volunteers by the City of Orlando. If you have a group interested in volunteering, contact the City of Orlando’s Stormwater section at 407.246.2257. For a complete storm drain marking guide, visit cityoforlando.net/public_works/Stormwater/signs.htm.
Corner of South Division Avenue and West Grant Street
Orlando, FL 32806
Thursday, April 15, 2010
10:00 – 11:00 AM