“Only Rain Down the Storm Drain”- Become Educated About Stormwater Pollution

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The City of Birmingham’s program to address stormwater pollution is founded on a belief that everyone wants to protect our significant natural resources if only they knew how! The “Only Rain Down the Drain” presentation concept was developed  by environmental professionals to explain Stormwater Management to all ages. Instilling and providing City residents with invaluable environmental knowledge and stewardship skills will help to keep Birmingham beautiful; reaching out to our children will help guide the next generation of Birmingham residents to continue improving our city.

The City’s stormwater education program emphasizes creek and neighborhood cleanups and community awareness opportunities. City staff also visits local schools to help children and youth learn about what they can do to prevent water pollution. The City’s Fishing Rodeo, Household Hazardous Waste Recycling, Brown Bag Lunches at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the Jefferson County Water Festival, Rain Barrel Workshop, and Do Dah Day are all local educational events.


For more information and stormwater related materials, click the links below.

Village Creek Watershed Master Plan

Fact Sheet
Stakeholder Meeting Sign-in Sheet
Village Creek Stream Assessment Report
Stream and Channel Improvement Report
North Birmingham Framework Plan
Village Creek Watershed Plan Public Involvement
Village Creek Watershed Plan Public Involvement Visuals
Best Management Practices Manual (Draft)

Our Watersheds

Native Plants in Stormwater Management Practices

Soil Erosion Control

Recreational Uses in Birmingham

Natural Functions of Stormwater Management

The Green Edge: How Commercial Property Investment in Green Infrastructure Creates Value

City of Birmingham Stormwater Protection Ordinance

Watercress Darter