Want to connect with others while improving and protecting Casco Bay?
On Thursday, May 12, Blind Tiger Guest House & Gathering Space is teaming up with Friends of Casco Bay to host a Storm Drain Stenciling in Portland from 5 to 7:45 p.m.
What connects our streets to Casco Bay? Storm drains. Storm drains and catch basins are meant to carry water away from our city streets, they end up carrying much more, including trash and hazardous wastes that impact Casco Bay.
It takes a community to protect our coastal waters. Storm Drain Stenciling is a hands‐on way for you to “take to the streets” and create a greater awareness for reducing stormwater pollution. You and your team of 3-4 participants will walk around the West End to stencil the message “Do not dump, Drains to Casco Bay” on storm drains. You’ll also distribute door hangers to let folks know why the message matters to Casco Bay.
Thursday, May 12, 2022
5 – 7:30 PM
(Please note, if the weather is too wet or cold for the paint to adhere, we will reschedule.)
Meet at Blind Tiger Guest House & Gathering Space, 163 Danforth Street, Portland
Note: The event is limited to 25 participants, so don’t forget to sign up in advance by completing the form below
5:00 – 5:30 PM: Sign in, learn about Friends of Casco Bay and get your stenciling supplies
5:30 – 7:15 PM: Stencil Storm Drains
7:15 – 7:30 PM: Head back to Blind Tiger Guest House & Gathering Space
7:30 – 7:45 PM: Wrap up
We will provide all the supplies necessary, including gloves. However, there are a few things to note before participating in a stenciling event: Please plan to dress for the weather and the task. We will provide medical gloves to protect your hands from paint. We encourage you to wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting paint on. Please consider sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen to help protect skin from sunburn. Work boots, hiking boots, or sneakers are great footwear for the event.