Public Involvement

Check out the calendar of events and list of volunteer projects to see where we will be and when you can help. Do you have questions about where the stormwater goes after it hits your lawn? What the difference is between the Storm sewer system and the sanitary sewer system? Maybe you would like to gain more information about the City's efforts to protect our local water ways. If so, bookmark this page! This is the spot to find out where we will be and what you can do to help. We update this page quarterly with volunteer driven events. These events will have an impact on a local and regional scale. So, keep us in mind when you have time and would like to support your City and local community!

Stormwater Medallion Program


It is important to keep pollutants out of our storm drains because water that flows into the storm drains goes directly into our local streams, bay and oceans. When it rains over parking lots, sidewalks, and streets, the water picks up dirt, trash, oil grease, fertilizers, and other pollutants and carries it into the storm drain. The polluted water is called stormwater runoff. Storm drain medallions are round, blue discs that you can help attach to the tops of storm drains to remind your community the importance of preventing pollution from entering out waterways. Gather a group of volunteers, choose a day to place the medallions (Monday through Saturday, all events begin at 10 a.m.), and contact Jamie Durden to check availability. We provide all the materials for placement!
Stormwater Medallion Program

Become a Bay Star Home


Help restore our waterways by pledging to become a Bay Star Home. The Bay Star Homes program is targeted to residents throughout the Hampton Roads area to encourage the continued practice of environmentally friendly actions that are good for your home, community, and waterways. Joining is free, easy, and really makes a difference!
  1. Fill out the Bay Star Homes Pledge Card - you will choose eight practices from the following categories:
    1. Get Involved
    2. Grown Green
    3. Resource Conservation
    4. Water Connections
  2. Receive a free yard flag and welcome packet with information on how to stay involved and continue simple behavioral changes for a greener life.
  3. Spread the word! As your neighbors pledge to become Bay Star Homes, we all help improve our water quality. Become a partner in your watershed to prevent water pollution! Contact Bay Star Homes with any questions.

Volunteer Projects





Bay Star Homes