Storm Drain Stenciling



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per month


One-time only


I Love A Clean San Diego
2508 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 150
San Diego
United States


With an estimated 80% of all marine debris originating from inland areas, marking storm drains with a pollution prevention message reminds the community how their day-to-day activities can negatively impact water quality.

I Love A Clean San Diego partners with the City of San Diego’s Think Blue department to provide stenciling kits with all of the materials you will need to paint a pollution warning message above storm drains. The kits are only available and to be used for storm drains within the City of San Diego; if you are outside the City of San Diego and have permission from a school or community to paint on the drains, we can discuss alternative options.

These kits may be checked out for up to 4 weeks. They are available only with a $25 cash or check deposit per kit (checks can be made out to I Love A Clean San Diego) that will be returned to you once we receive the kit back. Each kit provides enough supplies (paint, brushes, a stencil, gloves, instructions, etc.) to paint about 12-15 drains. Once you have scheduled a check-out date, you can pick up the kit at our office, located at 2508 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 150, San Diego, 92106. We are open Monday through Friday from 9AM-5PM.




  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

This program is open to any interested volunteers within the City of San Diego. Contact Carly Keen to learn more and to reserve your kit! There is no set time commitment, as this program is designed to work with your schedule and availability.