Help to keep Liberty’s water ways clean and free of pollutants by helping Volunteers 4 Liberty on a storm drain stamping campaign on June 18.
Through this volunteer effort, older storm drains will be adorned with colorful stamps that remind people that water entering the storm drains flows directly into our creeks, streams and lakes with no treatment or cleaning process. When oil, cleaners, pet waste, paint, lawn chemicals and other dangerous products are poured or allowed to run-off into drains it degrades the quality of our water. The markers also include a number to call to report accidental or intentional spills into drains.
Volunteers will work in groups of three to four to affix the markers to the drains with special adhesive and hang door hangers to remind area residents of the hazards of improper use of storm drains and the importance of keeping our waterways clean. Maps and supplies will be provided.
Volunteers will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking area on the south side of the baseball field at Bennett Park, which is located at 1100 Clayview Drive. Volunteers may want to bring work gloves, but all other materials will be supplied. It is anticipated that each group will spend no more than two hours marking the drains on its map. Lunch will be provided at 11 a.m.
Volunteers 4 Liberty is a vehicle by which community groups needing volunteers and citizens seeking volunteer opportunities can come together. Still in its infancy, the goal of Volunteers 4 Liberty is to inspire Liberty residents and stakeholders to take action to make Liberty an even better place to live, work and play.
If you would like more information on Volunteers 4 Liberty and how you or your organization can become involved, visit their website by clicking the link below and sign up for their e-newsletter under the “Get Involved” tab or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.