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Best Reason To Keep Your Mind in the Gutter: New Storm Drain Markers

Best Reason To Keep Your Mind in the Gutter: New Storm Drain Markers
PHOTO BY Jana Birchum

Thanks to a new city volunteer program, critters like this one (see picture) are appearing curbside all around town as a reminder that what goes down the storm drain ends up choking the waterways that Austin's creatures call home. The city will provide the metal markers (in both English and Spanish), as well as maps, door hangers, safety vests, and other handy equipment to anyone interested in helping out with the effort, so feel free to extend a hand – these wild animals don't bite.

City of Austin Watershed Protection Department
One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Rd., 512/974-2550,

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