ESD Volunteer Opportunities

The Public Education, Outreach, and Involvement Requirements (PEIR) Program 

The PEIR Program is responsible for fulfilling the City of Superior’s public education, outreach, and public involvement requirements. Public education is an essential part of any plan to reduce stormwater pollution. Unlike pollution from industry or sewage treatment facilities, which is caused by a discrete number of sources, stormwater pollution is caused by the daily activities of people everywhere. 

Rainwater and snowmelt run off streets, lawns, farms, and construction and industrial sites and pick up fertilizers, dirt, pesticides, oil and grease, and many other pollutants on the way to our rivers, lakes, and coastal waters. 

Stormwater runoff is the most common cause of water pollution. Because stormwater pollution is caused by so many different activities, traditional regulatory controls will only go so far. Education and outreach are key components to any successful stormwater program. For more information about the areas of the PEIR Program, scroll past the volunteer opportunities listed below.

Volunteer opportunities may include beach clean-ups, storm drain stenciling, and river monitoring. Check out the volunteer opportunities listed below and get involved today!

Adopt-a-Storm Drain Program

This program is designed to recruit residents, neighborhoods, businesses, community groups, and youth to take sustained action to keep storm drains clear and clean.

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Citizen Stream Monitoring Program

The SCSMP program combines the first-hand knowledge and interest of citizens with the technical expertise of local water resource specialists. All volunteers will receive the equipment, expert training, and oversight necessary to successfully sample the stream.

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Annual September Coastal Cleanup

Join the annual Superior Coastal Cleanup! It's a month-long event during September. Volunteers clean up their neighborhood or favorite waterway. 

Let's work together to keep our waterways and neighborhoods clean!

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CrowdHydrology on Faxon Creek

Here in Superior, WI, there is one CrowdHydrology site on Faxon Creek in Central Park. Take a short minute to engage as a citizen in science and submit Faxon Creek water data!

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ORB365: a community art collaborative

Residents of Superior are encouraged to join the ORB365 community art collaborative! Participants can pledge to use less water or prevent water pollution. To symbolize their pledge, they are invited to create ice orbs for the ORB365 display as part of the 2021 Lake Superior Ice Festival.  

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The PEIR Program 

The PEIR Program is responsible for fulfilling the City of Superior’s public education, outreach and public involvement requirements. Listed below are the areas of the Stormwater PEIR Program and brochures from UW-Extension, as well as videos of past webinars, for additional information pertaining to each area.