Surface Water Quality

Education and Outreach

Educating our community about stormwater pollution, how we can help prevent it, and its effect on streams and lakes is an important step towards improving and protecting local surface water quality.

The following information provides a variety of resources related to educating residents about stormwater, streams and lakes throughout Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. It is organized in two sections:

  • Resources for Educators: Information, tools and activities to help you learn and/or teach others.
  • Outreach Program: Activities and services we provide to educate residents. 

Resources for Educators

In this section you will find information, tools and activities to help you learn and/or teach others about stormwater, streams and lakes.

The UNC-TV lesson below uses entertaining video segments and interactive components to define and describes the water cycle and watersheds, and also features information on both the importance of watershed management and strategies on how best to take care of local watersheds.

School Presentations

We offer presentations that include hands-on activities for schools. We can modify these presentations and activities to fit specific interests, curriculum, and/or school schedules.

Please see our educational offerings by grade level below:

Outreach Program

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services provides a variety of public education, public involvement and communication activities. In this section you will find information about the activities and services we provide to educate residents about stormwater, streams and lakes.

Regional Stormwater Partnership of the Carolinas

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are members of the Regional Stormwater Partnership of the Carolinas (RSPC); a partnership which includes municipalities throughout the region that collaborate on efforts to fulfill municipal stormwater permit requirements and other stormwater issues. The RSPC provides an opportunity to leverage limited resources to fulfill common needs of the partners.  More information about the RSCP can be found at regionalstormwater.org

For more information contact:​

S​har​nelle G Currence

City of Charlotte, Public Information Specialist​ - Water Quality

David Caldwell

Mecklenburg County, Senior Environmental Specialist

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