Best Education & Outreach Project

2014
1st Place

HRPDC “Write as Rain” Campaign

Write as Rain is an innovative sidewalk messaging campaign that used an eco-friendly hydrophobic spray to place hidden messages on sidewalks and streetscapes that...
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Water Wonders
2021
2nd Place

Water Wonders

Due to COVID-19, typical education and outreach strategies were not safe. As a solution to continue to raise awareness during this time, the Lynchburg...
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Restore, Revitalize, Replant!
2019
3rd Place

Restore, Revitalize, Replant!

In this free-of-charge program, stream ecologists from the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) in Fairfax County, Virginia, introduce students to stormwater...
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Rockville Storm Drain Mural Project
2017
3rd Place

Rockville Storm Drain Mural Project

The City of Rockville partnered with VisArts, a local art nonprofit, to solicit storm drain mural designs from local artists and pain murals on...
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Teaching a Community in English and Spanish to Plant a Community Forest
2017
1st Place

Teaching a Community in English and Spanish to Plant a...

The town of Edmonston has a population of 1,500 residents, approximately 48% of whom are Latino, and 35% of whom are African American. Prior...
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Hickey Run Heroes Targeted Watershed Education Project
2017
2nd Place

Hickey Run Heroes Targeted Watershed Education Project

This multi-pronged outreach program, with the goal of reducing stormwater runoff in the community, incorporated a competition to increase participation in the RiverSmart Homes...
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HRPDC “Write as Rain” Campaign
2019
1st Place

HRPDC “Write as Rain” Campaign

Write as Rain is an innovative sidewalk messaging campaign that used an eco-friendly hydrophobic spray to place hidden messages on sidewalks and streetscapes that...
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Ellicott City Soak it Up Campaign
2019
2nd Place

Ellicott City Soak it Up Campaign

The Soak it Up campaign engages residents and businesses in Ellicott City’s Tiber Hudson Watershed to reduce stormwater runoff from their properties through on-site...
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Fairfax County Citizen Science Floatable Monitoring Program
2017
Honorable Mention

Fairfax County Citizen Science Floatable Monitoring Program

More than 350 students from seven schools within the Fairfax County Public Schools system participate as citizen scientists to help staff monitor floatables in...
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