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Down the drain: Street stencil reminds us that waste goes to lake

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Posted on October 5, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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BOY SCOUTS ANDY Knight, left, and Oliver Cole apply paint to a fish stencil in front of a street drain in Bristol on Sept. 26. Knight and Cole volunteered their services for the New Haven River Anglers Association, which is trying to raise awareness that what goes down the drain ends up in the New Haven River. Photo by Stever Bartlett

BRISTOL — As merrymakers began arriving for the Bristol Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, a group of 14 volunteers with the New Haven River Anglers Association fanned out along Bristol streets on a serious mission.

In groups of twos and threes they stopped at storm drains in the village center, laid down a stencil, and painted a message for anyone who deposits waste — fluids and solids — into the gutters:

“Keep It Clean, Drains To River.”

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