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Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Education 


Call for Artists


We are seeking artists to paint educational messages on stormdrains as a part of our Upstream Art program. The deadline to register is Aug. 21, 2020.

Download your application here

Check out the 2018 Upstream Art

 


Who we are

southeast arkansas stormwater education logo

The cities of Pine Bluff and White Hall, along with Jefferson County joined together in 2006 to provide public education and participation programs as part of fulfilling U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stormwater management requirements.

They contracted the Cooperative Extension Service's Jefferson County office to help the public understand their role in preventing stormwater pollution and the effect people can have on water quality.

What we do

Wayne Drop illustration of a human-like raindrop

What has the Jefferson County Extension Office done in recent years? Examples include:

  • Cleanups of the Bayou Bartholomew 
  • Rain barrel and Upcycle workshops
  • School and library programs featuring a hands-on watershed model
  • Storm drain markings and murals 
  • Master Gardener stormwater education classes

Jefferson County Extension goes into classrooms to teach our youth about stormwater and preventing water pollution.

They also lead workshops for residents, providing tips on how to prevent pollution at home and in the community.

What do Sammy and Wayne have to say about storm drains?

Stormwater runoff can pick up and carry litter, nutrients, bacteria, chemicals, sediment (soil) and other pollutants through a storm drain system, untreated, to the nearest creek, stream or lake. Most of Pine Bluff drains into the Bayou Bartholomew, an amazing waterway that is on the state's list of priority watersheds because of its impairments.

So remember, only rain down the drain!  

How can you prevent stormwater pollution?

Tips on Preventing Stormwater Pollution

 

Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Resources

Preventing Stormwater Pollution from Land Disturbances Flier/Insert

Stormwater Coloring Sheet with Wayne Drop 

Coloring Sheet - Nonpoint Source Pollution

Employee Stormwater Education Posters 

Vehicle Washing Poster 

Spill Response and Prevention Poster

A Past Assessment of Stormwater Runoff Issues in Jefferson County

Libraries Learning Conservation Flyer

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