We work with a wide network of partners to create and implement sustainability initiatives both locally and regionally. Seaside has teamed up with Gloucester’s Clean City Commission and other local partners to develop and collaborate local environmental projects.

 

Through these initiatives, we aim to provide our partner organizations & schools, as well as educators & students, with resources for projects so they may initiate involvement and inspire change in our local coastal communities.  


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Drain smART

A project in collaboration with the Gloucester Clean City Commission, the City of Gloucester, One Ocean One Love, Salem Sound Coastwatch, Gloucester’s Committee for the Arts:

Drain smART is an initiative inspired by Salem Sound Coastwatch, working to raise awareness about the link between storm drains and the ocean’s health. Calling local artists to submit designs for educational storm drain “murals”.  Artists will implement designs from June to September on drains in Gloucester. All murals that are submitted must illustrate the connection between the drains and the ocean.

WHY MURALS?

Tasteful murals will educate Gloucester residents about the connection between storm drains and the ocean and their ability to carry pollutants into the marine environment. Murals, such as the two shown above, have been implemented successfully across the country and have yielded positive results.

OUTCOMES

Storm drain murals offer a unique and effective method to educate the public about storm drains and reduce the amount of pollution entering waterways. Murals are highly visible and contain an aesthetic quality that will catch the eye of any passerby, sparking an awareness towards marine debris and sense of stewardship for our local marine resources.