Stencil Storm Drains with Friends of the Mississippi River


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various streets and neighborhoods in St. PaulWill work with your group to determine location.Saint Paul, MN 55101
Students from Hazel Park stenciling


If you're looking for a great service outing that is educational, active, outdoors and provides a significant community benefit, consider storm drain stenciling!

What is Storm Drain Stenciling?

Using paint and stencils, volunteers mark Saint Paul storm drains with the message, "Keep 'em Clean, Drains to River (Lake or Creek)!" and distribute educational doorhangers to neighborhood homes and businesses.

This hands-on outdoor service activity is an ideal opportunity to improve our local water resources -- and an excellent fit for groups looking for a fun, outdoor team-building experience with immediate results.

A Storm Drain Stenciling service outing:

  • takes place in St. Paul,
  • is just 1 1/2-3 hours in length,
  • can be scheduled according to your needs (and the stenciling coordinator’s availability),
  • can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 200 people, and,
  • is entirely free with all supplies provided.

FMR works with community, youth, church, corporate and informal neighborhood or family groups, as well as classrooms. This activity is best for 4th graders and older, but groups with younger children are welcome if a significant, up to one-to-one adult-to-youth ratio can be provided within the group.

If you are interested in scheduling an outing, please visit our event website and fill out a request form!

Or, if you have a group of 2-19, check-out a stenciling bin and head out on your own! Visit


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 10
  • 1-2 hours

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