This project is a partnership with the City of Springfield to raise awareness that the storm drains lead to the rivers. For information on other water quality projects and programs visit:

2014 Storm Drain Reveal

Congratulations Taylor Bolls for being the People's Choice winner!

SDR map
2014 SDR artists


View a Google map of the storm drain locations. 

See the whole 2014 Storm Drain Reaveal Brochure  and artists bio's.

News-Leader article: Streets Gets Some Colorful Style


 Melissa Slatinsky painting her storm drain

Melissa Slatinksy paints her storm drain.


Thanks for supporting this project!!!

Ozark Mountain Paddlers
Dan Hoy
Dr. Beth Bowles
Bill Cheek
DeDe Vest

Storm Drain Reveal 2013

Click here for expanded bio's.

Click here for entire brochure.

View 2013 Storm Drain Reveal Walking Tour map

 2013 Storm Drain artists (Click for pics & bios): Michele Ellison, Joyce Kilgore, Debbie Madden, Kevin Dwight Richardson, Jordan Choklad, Justine Coleman, Tracy Pierce, Brandon Krone, Sara Rice, and Mandy Cunningham

Brochure available online after our kick of event. Check back soon!

Click below for details or contact Tiffany 417-836-6183 or for info 

Storm Drain Reveal 2012

Thank you for visiting us at Artwalk andArtfest this year!

Congratulation's To Laura Lynch our 2012 People's Choice winner! Her storm drain is located on the corner of Commercial and Boonville

Click here for full version of the 2012 brochure and here for the 2011 brochure.

 2012 artist are: (click here for full view)

Take a look at UpStream Arts website - it is Arkansas version of Storm Drain Reveal!

This year another ten local artists were chosen to paint murals on ten storm drains in the Springfield area. Sketches were submitted, art chosen, and now...

Artist Painting
Jeanene Turney works on her Mural on OTC campus

Storm Drain Reveal 2011 

To view the entire Storm Drain Reveal brochure CLICK HERE. To view the Artists Bio's CLICK HERE



Why are you doing this? Where do you think the stormwater goes that you see running across your yard then down the street? We have found that often times people misunderstand the path of the stormwater and believe it gets cleaned before being discharged into our rivers.  But the reality is that the stormwater drains lead directly to our waterways. So whatever is on our grass, streets, parking lots, and sidewalks is picked up by the stormwater rushing over it and carried down the storm drain landing straight in the river. The James River Basin Partnership and the City of Springfield Stormwater Services joined forces to try to clear up this common misconception.  This is the second year for Storm Drain Reveal.  Last year the highly succesful event created a lot of buzz throughout the nation and calls were received from Texas, Alaska, and Arkansas  requesting information on how the event was created so they could also hold their own education outreach project using storm drains as the outlet.  

When can I see them? You of course can drive by them anytime but if you'd like to see them all at once, photographs of the storm drains will be displayed during the First Friday Artwalk May 3rd  then again during Artsfest May 5th.

How can I help keep our waters clean? There are many things you can do to help keep our stormwater and as a result, our rivers and lakes cleaner. You can collect your rainwaterbuild a rain gardenget your soil tested and a 4-year nutrient management plan written, pick-up pet waste, keep lawn clippings out of the street, and make sure your vehicle is in good working order to name a few. So spread the word; The stormwater heading down the storm drains lead straight to our rivers! Please contact Tiffany Frey at 836-6183 or with any questions or concerns.   

Thank you to all those that helped make this project a success:  

Kat Allie, Instructor of Fine Arts at Ozarks Technical Community College, allowed her students to work on this project and provided valuable input; Pressure Tech, LLC pressure washed all the storm drains; Seal Krete donated the concrete primer and clear coat; and the Urban District Alliance, the Springfield Regional Arts Council for their time, effort, and Artsfest space.























Call for Artists overview and details



Click to hear the full length version of the featured song Storm Drain Blues. So fun! Thanks to the Banana Slugs for letting us make this available for the Storm Drain Reveal project! 

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