MHHS Art students and others "point the way"...
the way stormwater finds its way to the White River!
Headlines in today's Baxter Bulletin (Scott Liles) announce "Painted storm drains popping up near MHHS"
Various groups join forces for ‘Paint the Drain’ campaign
Several storm water runoff drains along Bomber Boulevard are being painted with artwork to raise awareness about what goes into them and ultimately ends up in the creeks around Mountain Home.
The “Paint the Drain” effort is project involving Mountain Home High School art students, the Mountain Home Street Department, the Mountain Home Education Foundation and the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers.
“It’s an art project, it’s an education project, and it’s a public awareness program for the general public,” said Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers President Steve Blumreich, whose group furnished the funds for the project as a grant through the MHEF. Most of Mountain Home’s storm water empties into either Dodd Creek or Hicks Creek, Blumreich said, and eventually ends up in the White River. “It’s an effort to inform people about what happens to the storm water and to try and keep our waters clean.”
To read the full story and spot the painted drains, please see here...