Volunteers worked through the day to install art on storm drains at four public libraries in Chesterfield County on Wednesday, September 20. A total of 24 storm drains were painted at Chester Library, Meadowdale Library, La Prade Library, and North Courthouse Road Library as part of Paint Out Pollution, a project launched by the James River Association and Art on Wheels in partnership with local governments of the Richmond region.

Stormwater pollution is a growing source of pollution in the James River and its tributaries. The goal of Paint Out Pollution is to increase awareness of stormwater pollution and celebrate the native plant and animal species of the James River. Installation events were organized in the City of Hopewell and Henrico County in August. On Friday, September 22, the James River Association will be at Monacan High School in Chesterfield County to Paint Out Pollution with students in the Ecology Club. Future installation events are being planned in the cities of Richmond and Petersburg. The James River Association and Art on Wheels anticipate painting a total of 100 storm drains by the end of 2017.

Visit PaintOutPollution.org to learn about the project and get involved.