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A medalian for storm drain awareness

Debbe Jenkins, rear, and Grace Skakel, left, assist their friend Nick Southall in installing several medallions on Pacific Avenue and Sieverkropp addition on the Hood River Heights.

Debbe Jenkins, rear, and Grace Skakel, left, assist their friend Nick Southall in installing several medallions on Pacific Avenue and Sieverkropp addition on the Hood River Heights.

Marks set low – as in on the curb –

for the sake of high quality water

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A medallion on Pacific Avenue and Sieverkropp addition on the Hood River Heights.

Cindy Thieman, Hood River Watershed Coordinator, is working with

Hood River citizen Debbe Jenkins on a cooperative effort to place

six-inch medallions next to Hood River stormwater drains.

This is intended to help encourage protection of water quality and fish and wildlife.

The six-inch disks remind people to avoid letting contaminants go into stormwater drains, to preserve water quality and protect fish

and wildlife.

“No dumping/drains to stream” reads each disk, surrounding the image of a salmon.

Any individual or group that would like to help place the markers may call Jenkins at 541-806-2960. Jenkins wants to get more medallions made, via

donations, and mark every city storm drain by Earth Day 2014. Groups including high school students, the city Sustainability Committee, and Indian Creek Stewards have installed the

markers over the past few years.

Any individual or group

that would like to help place the markers may call Jenkins at

541-806-2960.

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