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Friends of the Missippi River Website

Attention Scouts! Community groups are needed for a hands-on service project to protect the Mississippi River

Stencil- is easy to implement
- is a great service project that can be used as service hours

 Join Friends of the Mississippi River for a Storm Drain Stenciling Outing.

Stenciling crew BADGES:
This is a great project to use towards earning:
- Soil and Water Conservation; Environmental Science
- It provides an important community service
- It helps protect our watershed and the river
- It educates residents about polluted urban runoff

Scouts, Clubs, Families, Schools, Community Groups,
Churches, Corporations, Individuals, etc.

April through October (Weather Permitting)

The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District WHAT:
Storm Drain Stenciling Project – volunteers paint the message “Please Don’t Pollute! Drains to River” next to storm drains and distribute educational doorhangers to neighborhood homes and businesses.

Your groups neighborhood in:  Minneapolis,  St. Paul, and within the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.

To prevent urban runoff pollution from entering the storm sewer system. Many residents do not realize that storm drains provide a direct route for pollutants to enter the river. This activity educates community members about the importance of protecting the watershed and what we can all do to help keep it clean and safe for the future.

Friends of the Mississippi River staff will train your group (groups of 10 or more) and provide an educational presentation on urban runoff pollution. Individuals or smaller groups can participate at community stenciling events or arrange to pick up equipment and instructions. Stenciling supplies are provided free of charge.

Check the Weather Here WEATHER:
If it’s raining or wet we cannot stencil. 
We’d be happy to schedule a rain date.

One outing usually lasts between one and three hours, depending on how much time you have.

Children must be supervised for this activity.  We recommend one adult for every five to ten children.

Make sure you wear old clothes – PAINT WILL NOT WASH OUT!

Ms. Katie Galloway
Volunteer Programs Coordinator
Friends of the Mississippi River
46 E 4th Street, Suite 606
Saint Paul MN 55101-1112

Phone 651/ 222-2193
Fax 651/ 222-6005

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Friends of the Mississippi River is a non-profit citizen organization that works to protect and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. We strive to create positive changes that improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife, create education and recreation opportunities, and inspire widespread commitment to this natural wonder that flows through our community.

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This site was the original council site and was active from 1996 to 2002 and run by volunteers.  As the web became more important to Scouting, the council took over with paid staff.  This site is no longer maintained but is an interesting snapshot of an early Scouting web site.    You can share your comments
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