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.
As of Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Marks set low – as in on the curb –
for the sake of high quality water
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
“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