HOBOKEN - Hoboken’s environmental teams worked up with the city’s students to develop a project to protect the environment and to prevent flooding.

Students from Hoboken’s public and charter schools were assigned different corners around town and were tasked with painting murals around the storm drains to remind people to keep the drains clear. They wanted to get the message across that the only thing that should be going into the storm drains is rainwater.

"We are basically painting it to warn people [what they throw out] eventually end up in the sewers and then it comes out into rivers and oceans and pollutes everything out there,” says Hoboken High School senior Starr Martinez.

On Friday, which is Earth Day, Hoboken officials will present awards to the teams involved in the project.