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Calling all Chatham County Students!

We need your help in promoting Stormwater awareness through art.

Post Date:01/22/2020 10:06 AM

Are you interested in helping to teach others about keeping Chatham County’s stormwater clean?

We need your help in promoting Stormwater awareness through art. Children, aged 4 to 18, living and attending schools in Chatham County are invited to submit original artwork that supports the KEEP STORMWATER CLEAN theme. Each submission will be reviewed and 18 entries will be selected. The winning entries will be featured in an 18-month calendar (July 2020 through December 2021).

Stormwater is a common term referring to rains that fall and flow over the ground during a storm. Stormwater flows directly off of roads, lawns, pavement, parks, and sidewalks draining directly into nearby waterways like tidal creeks, marshes, and the ocean. Stormwater should be clean. Stormwater should ONLY be the rain water that has fallen from above; however, that isn’t the case.

Stormwater flows over many surfaces, collecting and carrying natural and man made pollutants like pet waste and plastic bottles into nearby waterways. These pollutants cause harm to water quality, wildlife, humans, and the natural coastal beauty. Stormwater should be kept clean so that our beautiful coastal habitats do not become polluted.

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