With the increase amount of school, workplace, library, and community space closures, you might be looking for some ideas to pass the time with your children. Here are some water-based/ STEM activities to pass the time while learning about water. Go on a water scavenger hunt! Using the image below, make a checklist or take … Continue reading Water-Based Distance Learning Activities
If you're at home in some rainy weather, take a listen to CWEP's new song to learn about how we can help improve the stormwater! The bolded words are terms that you can learn more about in future blog posts and social media posts- stay tuned! What motions can you make up to go along … Continue reading The Soak-Spread-Slow Stormwater Song
February flowers bring March showers, and March showers sweep litter into our streams. This means spring is the perfect season to get involved in litter prevention, awareness and education in your community. Here are 5 ways you can get involved: Volunteer at a litter clean up. Clean Jordan Lake, Keep Durham Beautiful, and Wake County … Continue reading Be Good to the Critters: Don’t Litter!
New to CWEP? Looking for information for your stormwater permit reporting? Look no further! Released annually in late August, CWEP's Annual Reports summarize and describe the prior fiscal year's stormwater education and outreach accomplishments. Links to recent Annual Reports are always available at the top of the "About Us" page, starting with the most recent … Continue reading Learning More from Annual Reports
Are you or someone you know a creative Raleigh student? Help us spread the word about the City of Raleigh's annual stormwater arts contest! By entering this contest, students explore the powerful intersections of art, messaging, stormwater education, and community engagement. Winners receive a $500 prize and recognition as a 2020 Raleigh Environmental Award Winner. Who: … Continue reading Capture It! Enter Raleigh’s Annual Stormwater Arts Contest
How can I do my part to ensure clean water resources and a greener environment in my school? Many people should be asking this important question! Whether you are a parent, teacher, school staff member, student, or community volunteer, you want your school to provide a healthy, welcoming place to learn. In this Blog, there … Continue reading Schools: This One’s For You!
We are very excited to release our new animated stormwater video that we've been working hard on over the last few months! This 30-second version of our full-length video will be shown in theaters across the region this holiday season, so tell your friends: If you're headed to the movies between December 15th and 29th, … Continue reading New CWEP Stormwater Video Heading to a Theater Near You this December!
Each month we will be featuring the outstanding work that our CWEP Partners are doing to keep our stormwater clean around the region and in your communities. This month we're focusing on Zebulon and how they've worked hard over the last few years to grow their program and educate their citizens on the importance of … Continue reading Spotlight on Zebulon – Stormwater Program of the Month!
Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, Americans create 25% more waste than during the rest of the year? Yikes. That's a lot of waste. And much of that waste comes from cooking, especially grease and fat from our favorite holiday turkeys and hams. As we learned in last week's blog post, … Continue reading There’s More Than One Way to Cut a Turkey: Alternative Methods of Grease Disposal
Continuing with our lead-up to "Imagine a Day Without Water", this post focuses on the recent disaster-related impacts of failing infrastructure from Hurricanes Maria and Irma, some of the most powerful storms to hit the United States in many years. There is currently a capital need of $123 billion per year to close the gap … Continue reading The Importance of Infrastructure in the face of Natural Disasters