Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Creating awareness with art: Paint out pollution in Hampton

(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of Art on Wheels)
(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of Art on Wheels)

HAMPTON — Did you know that every time it rains, stormwater runs off of surfaces such as rooftops, streets and parking lots, polluting storm drains?

This problem represents the fastest growing source of pollution in the James River, according to Art on Wheel’s website.

Every time it rains, stormwater carries pollutants into the James River and its tributaries.

The James River Association and Art on Wheels are looking for 25 volunteers to install art on storm drains to help prevent that from happening.

The purpose of this unique volunteer opportunity is to create awareness of storm water pollution as well as celebrate the native plant and animal species that call the James River home.

Volunteers will install the art on the storm drains using spray paint and stencils on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All volunteers will be provided lunch for the day. To sign up for this event click here.

Volunteers who signed up for the event should plan to meet at 9 a.m. at the Downtown Hampton Development Partnership, 710 Settlers Landing Road.

The James River Association sponsors many volunteer opportunities for those interested in playing a part in keeping up the James river.

Learn more here.

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