In celebration of Earth Day 2014, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Timmons Group, and SRRN Games launched the Facebook game “Stormwater Sentries.” In a simulated municipality, players control sustainable activities around town, taking on challenges, completing missions, and earning money to reduce stormwater runoff. Players learn to properly dispose of litter and pet waste, install rain gardens and rain barrels, create pervious walkways, and participate in other water friendly activities.
Stormwater Sentries was designed to demonstrate how decisions made on private property can affect local stream health, and it promotes awareness of the environmental effects of stormwater runoff, particularly those on the Chesapeake Bay.
The game reinforces the same behaviors that are encouraged through the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Chesapeake RiverWise Communities Program, which focuses on increasing green living. Play the game on Facebook.