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Local artists paint storm drains to combat pollution

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Today, Simone McCrocklin, a local artist and teacher at Comeaux High School, painted the first storm drain near Lafayette General Medical Center / KATC Today, Simone McCrocklin, a local artist and teacher at Comeaux High School, painted the first storm drain near Lafayette General Medical Center / KATC
LAFAYETTE -

The Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) is teaming up with local artists to paint storm drains in high-pedestrian areas, such as UL's campus, Pontiac Point, the Oil Center, and downtown. 

The project will use eco-themed art to communicate the importance of protecting our waterways. 

The colorful storm drains will serve as a reminder for pedestrians to pick up after their pets, along with trash and yard waste, because these things end up in the drain when it rains and into the Vermilion River.

Today, Simone McCrocklin, a local artist and teacher at Comeaux High School, painted the first storm drain near Lafayette General Medical Center. Four other drains in the city will be painted.

The paint provided for the artists is non-toxic. 

The storm drain art project complements LCG's existing campaigns and initiatives for cleanliness, beautification and education.


 

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