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ESD Volunteer Opportunities
The Public Education, Outreach, and Involvement Requirements (PEIR) Program
The PEIR Program is responsible for fulfilling the City of Superior’s public education, outreach, and public involvement requirements. Public education is an essential part of any plan to reduce stormwater pollution. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a discrete number of sources, stormwater pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere.
Rainwater and snowmelt run off streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites and pick up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters.
Stormwater runoff is the most common cause of water pollution. Because stormwater pollution is caused by so many different activities, traditional regulatory controls will only go so far. Education and outreach are key components to any successful stormwater program. For more information about the areas of the PEIR Program, scroll past the volunteer opportunities listed below.
Volunteer opportunities may include beach clean-ups, storm drain stenciling, and river monitoring. Check out the volunteer opportunities listed below and get involved today!
Adopt-a-Storm Drain Program
This program is designed to recruit residents, neighborhoods, businesses, community groups, and youth to take sustained action to keep storm drains clear and clean.
For more information, visit: www.ci.superior.wi.us/AdoptDrain
Citizen Stream Monitoring Program
The SCSMP program combines the first-hand knowledge and interest of citizens with the technical expertise of local water resource specialists. All volunteers will receive the equipment, expert training, and oversight necessary to successfully sample the stream.
For more information, visit: www.ci.superior.wi.us/SMP
Annual September Coastal Cleanup
Join the annual Superior Coastal Cleanup! It's a month-long event during September. Volunteers clean up their neighborhood or favorite waterway.
Let's work together to keep our waterways and neighborhoods clean!
For more information, visit: www.ci.superior.wi.us/973/Annual-September-Coastal-Cleanup
CrowdHydrology on Faxon Creek
Here in Superior, WI, there is one CrowdHydrology site on Faxon Creek in Central Park. Take a short minute to engage as a citizen in science and submit Faxon Creek water data!
For more information, visit: www.ci.superior.wi.us/CrowdHydrology
ORB365: a community art collaborative
Residents of Superior are encouraged to join the ORB365 community art collaborative! Participants can pledge to use less water or prevent water pollution. To symbolize their pledge, they are invited to create ice orbs for the ORB365 display as part of the 2021 Lake Superior Ice Festival.
For more information, visit: www.ci.superior.wi.us/ORB365
The PEIR Program
The PEIR Program is responsible for fulfilling the City of Superior’s public education, outreach and public involvement requirements. Listed below are the areas of the Stormwater PEIR Program and brochures from UW-Extension, as well as videos of past webinars, for additional information pertaining to each area.
- Promote detection & elimination of illicit discharges & water quality impacts associated with such discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems.
- Inform & educate the public about the proper management of materials that may cause stormwater pollution from sources including automobiles, pet waste, household hazardous waste & household practices.
- Promote beneficial onsite reuse of leaves & grass clippings & proper use of lawn & garden fertilizers & pesticides.
- Promote the management of streambanks & shorelines by riparian landowners to minimize erosion & restore & enhance the ecological value of waterways.
- Promote infiltration of residential stormwater runoff from rooftop downspouts, driveways & sidewalks.
- Inform & where appropriate educate those responsible for the design, installation, & maintenance of construction site erosion control practices & stormwater management facilities on how to design, install & maintain the practices.