Caitlin Monagle and McKenzie Hartman, environmental technology students at Minuteman High School in Lexington, Mass., have installed decals at catch basins that direct storm water into nearby Morses Pond, a local recreation area.
The decals alert residents to not dump paints, trash and other pollutants into drains.
Monagle and Hartman worked closely with a local Boy Scout troop as well as George Saraceno, Wellesley (Mass.) Department of Public Works senior engineer, who coordinates a townwide effort to educate people about stormwater management.
The students competed in SkillsUSA’s Community Action Project event. According to their contest report, stormwater management is crucial to maintaining a healthy watershed; preventing flooding, erosion and turbidity; and maintaining healthy habitats and supplies of drinking water.
Monagle (left) and Hartman install warning decals. Photo: Alice Ofria, Minuteman High SchoolUsed with permission.
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