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Third annual UpStream Art Installation held in Springfield Saturday

Organizers said the murals are meant to remind people of the importance of storm drains and how it relates to the health of local streams and rivers.

Posted: Aug 25, 2018 6:40 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2018 11:15 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore-- Five local artists painted storm drain murals at the third annual UpStream art installation at the Mill Race Trailhead on Saturday.

Organizers said the murals reflect this year's theme, "It's All Connected."

They said the murals are meant to remind people the importance of storm drains and how it relates to the health of local streams and rivers.

The UpStream Art project raises awareness about the importance of protecting local rivers, streams and aquatic wildlife.

Over the past two years, the project has resulted in 11 storm drain murals which can be found around downtown Springfield.

Kathryn Rifenburg, an Environmental Services Technician with the City of Springfield said she hopes the art will remind people to keep our rivers and streams clean.

"Pet waste, cigarette butts and other litter will end up in the mill race or the Willamette or the McKenzie depending on where you are. None of the storm water gets treated before it hits the rivers so just remember to pick up after yourselves and not leave trash on the ground," Rifenburg said.

If you didn't get a chance to see the art, Rifenburg said the murals canbe found at the Mill Race Trailhead for the next three to five years.

For more information about UpStream Art, you can visit their website.

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