Bryant Woods Elementary School received a $400 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust this week to help with a storm drain stenciling project aimed at increasing community awareness about the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
The storm drain stenciling project kicked off Monday, May 20. Bryant Woods students, staff and families will stencil “Don’t Dump, Drains to the Chesapeake” on 20 storm drains in the Wilde Lake village of Columbia.
The goal of the project, according to school officials, is to teach students to be stewards of the land and the Chesapeake Bay through education and action. Teams of fifth-graders will be assigned to a specific storm drain, and will teach younger students at the school about the importance of not dumping in the bay. The school and community collaboration is part of the school’s effort to be certified a Maryland Green School.