We offer these materials to get you started in spreading the word about protecting our environment.
Customizable USEPA Publications
The EPA has developed stormwater outreach and reference documents that state and local governments can customize to use in their own stormwater outreach campaigns. The electronic files contain space for officials to add their own contact information and inexpensively reproduce these materials. The general public, homeowners, construction site operators, even and children, can view, download and print the materials. Here are a few we think are particularly useful.
- After the Storm: A Citizen’s Guide to Understanding Stormwater
11” x 17” quarter-folded brochure for color printing on a medium to heavy weight paper. The brochure includes an overview of stormwater runoff, effects of pollution, and guidelines for homeowners, commercial, construction, agriculture, forestry, and automotive facilities. The back cover provides ample space for adding local contact information.
- Make Your Home the Solution to Stormwater Pollution: A Homeowner’s Guide to Healthy Habits for Clean Water
5.5” x 17” tri-folded brochure for color printing on cardstock. The brochure includes a brief overview of stormwater runoff and bulleted lists of things that homeowner’s can do to reduce NPS pollution in their vehicle and garage, lawn and garden, home repair and improvement, pet care, swimming pool and spa, and septic system use and maintenance.
- Stormwater Pollution Found in Your Area!
4.3” x 11” door hanger for color printing on cardstock. The door hanger lets the citizens know about stormwater pollution problems in their area and what can be done to minimize or eliminate the pollutants. The door hanger would be good to use alone or with a storm drain marking project. The front provides space to write in where the storm sewer system leads as well as space for adding local contact information.
Westchester County Publications
- Go Native
This brochure lists the recommended native plants for Westchester County homeowners and landscapers.
- Step by Step: Your Guide to Cleaner Water
- Westchester County: A guide to Aquatic Buffers
- Nonpoint Source Pollution Education Posters
Eight posters stress the importance of reducing nonpoint source pollution at home. Pollution problems from human activities, such as leaking automobiles, contaminants found in dirty car wash soaps, excessive lawn fertilization, and improper disposal of pet waste are presented through colorful and humorous photographs. Full-size, color-printed posters measure 11" x 17." If you would like to create or customize a poster for your town or village, contact David Kvinge at or by phone at (914) 995-2089 for further information.
- Public Transportation and Public Space Advertising
The “Scoop the Poop” and “Don’t P on Your Lawn” posters were advertised at 27 different Metro North train station platforms throughout Westchester County, reaching a large audience with varying demographics. The “Halt Before You Salt” educational posters were advertised at 73 County Bus (Bee-Line) shelters throughout Westchester County and “Only Rain Down the Drain” posters were hung at 66 bus shelter locations throughout Westchester County.