Developing awareness of direct storm water connections to the creek is viewed as a critical point of public education. Many people are wholly unaware that they are “storm water riparians” who can directly impact water quality. An education campaign was envisioned using permanent, multi-color markers placed at many of the more visible inflow (points where storm water enters a storm water system) storm drains and manholes and outflows (points where storm water exits from one location and enters into another) within the watershed.
In June of 2009, scouts from Pack 4 in Lockport assisted by placing storm drain markers on catch basins in the Town of Newfane. 250 markers were placed and stormwater outreach materials, courtesy of the Western New York Stormwater Coalition, were distributed to businesses and residences throughout the Town. A special thank you goes out to all of the boys and parents of Pack 4.