With the help of local artists, the City's stormwater management program will use mini-murals to help communicate the importance of storm drains, their function, and their connection to our rivers. By placing images next to a storm drain, the intent is to make the connection to our rivers more clear. Artist selection will be based on how well this year's theme, "Clean Rivers Start Here" is conveyed. Four storm drains have been identified in downtown Eugene. Selected artists will receive a stipend, and have September 21-22 to paint the approved designs.
This project is part of the City's education and outreach efforts to help residents understand that stormwater flows untreated from our streets to our local waterways and that everyone has a role in helping to protect rivers. Artist applications are due August 20 at 5 p.m. Information is available at happyrivers.org or contact Kathy.a.eva@ci.Eugene.or.us