Paint Out Pollution

Did you know stormwater that runs off impervious surfaces, such as driveways, streets, and parking lots, is a threat to the health of the James River? Every time it rains, stormwater carries pollutants into the James River and its tributaries.

Paint Out Pollution is a project that increases public awareness of stormwater pollution and celebrates the native plant and animal species that call the James River home through storm drain art. Several local artists have created artwork of native plant and animal species that were converted to stencils. Volunteers use the stencils and spray paint to install art on storm drains across the Richmond region.

Help the James River Association and Art on Wheels Paint Out Pollution!


Get Involved

Stormwater is a threat to the health of the James River. Help us increase awareness of stormwater pollution!

Sign up to Paint Out Pollution at an upcoming installation event.


Genesis Chapman - Bald Eagle

Genesis Chapman - Common Green Darner (Dragonfly)

Genesis Chapman - Common Snapping Turtle

Genesis Chapman - Spotted Salamander

Aijung Kim - American Mink

Aijung Kim - Atlantic Sturgeon

Aijung Kim - Belted Kingfisher

Aijung Kim - Eastern River Cooter

Amelia Blair Langford - American Eel

Amelia Blair Langford - Blueback Herring

Amelia Blair Langford - North American Beaver

Amelia Blair Langford - River Otter

Travis Robertson - Eastern Painted Turtle

Travis Robertson - Mallard

Travis Robertson - Prothonotary Warbler

Travis Robertson - Wild Celery

Jennifer Thompson - Blue Crab

Jennifer Thompson - Mayfly

Jennifer Thompson - Monarch

Jennifer Thompson - Red Fox

Kevin Orlosky - Channel Catfish

Kevin Orlosky - Northern Water Snake

Kevin Orlosky - Osprey

Thank you to these amazing artists who contributed artwork to Paint Out Pollution:

Genesis Chapman • Aijung Kim • Amelia Blair Langford • Kevin Orlosky • Jennifer Thompson • Travis Robertson


Paint Out Pollution is a partnership between the James River Association and Art on Wheels. If you have any questions about the project, contact Justin Doyle at

Did you know you can contribute to a healthy James River at home by becoming a River Hero Home? Visit to learn more.

Justin Doyle

Justin Doyle

Community Conservation Manager
Phone: (804) 788-8811 ext.212