Volunteers Mark Storm Drains

picking up litter from storm drainKonnoak Hills United Methodist Church is doing its best to be good stormwater stewards in their community.  Reverend Randy Sherrill made sure that the new parking lot included storm drains marked with with the message that storm drains drain to the river. Not only that, but the design for the new building includes a rain garden area to collect and treat runoff from the the buildings and parking lot. So, it’s really no surprise that members of Konnoak Hills United Methodist Church on Weisner Road are trying to make a difference in their neighborhood as well.

Long-time church member and City of Winston-Salem employee, Shirley Stegall, invited Roseann L’Esperance, Community Educator for the Stormwater Division, to visit with several members one evening and share information about stormwater runoff pollution. After the meeting, Shirley thought that a project of marking storm drains and distributing door hangers might be just the thing in which church members could easily get involved.

girl marking storm drain

Volunteers for this project included Reverend Randy Sherrill, Shirley Stegall, Danielle Truesdale, Marilyn Idol and her daughter Kim, and the Livengood family, Eddie, Shelia and Savannah. After placing about 30 storm drain markers and 150 door hangers on a very hot Wednesday evening, these dedicated volunteers marked another 50 storm drains and distributed another 150 door hangers the following Friday morning.

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