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ra- November 28, 2012 VouR COMMUNITY Page 9 Sticker efforts aim to reduce pollutants in local waters iii:;¸ ;i i Visit Js Onhe Web At www,sweeth0menews,c0m Photo by Scan C. Morgan Trish Rice holds a marker that is one of those being placed above storm drains throughout the city. By Scan C. Morgan flows to the creek and river. It i'eally is to keep keep pollut- Of The New Era ants out of the creeks." Volunteers are placing markers on curbs above storm Oil, paint and soap from washing cars can cause wa- drains around the city to remind residents not to dump into ter quality problems, affecting fish, Rice said. "We prefer if the drain system, people wash their cars, wash it on the grass so it'll infiltrate The effort began Oct. 20 as part of "Friends of the For- into the ground instead of the storm system." est Day" and, depending on the weather, will likely continue Volunteers have placed about 30 markers along Long next spring when the weather is drier. The city has 2,000 Street, from 22nd Avenue to Oak Terrace, Rice said. markers available for placement. The cities of Albany and Lebanon also have storm drain The markers are meant to raise community awareness marking projects under way, Adams said. Marking storm about water quality, said Mike Adams, Sweet Home Public drains has a history of success across the nation for reducing Works Director. stream contamination and helping raise public awareness of The markers encourage local residents" and businesses the importance of water quality. to act in ways that are healthy for the environment, he said. The storm drain markers are attractive and have a 20- Many people pour oil, paint or other contaminants down year life expectancy, Adams said. They are glued onto curbs storm drains because they are unaware of the fact that the near storm drains with a long-lasting specialty glue. drains lead directly to streams without any treatment. The project cost about $2,350. Arries Creek and the South Santiam River both have wa- Volunteers included U.S. Forest Service Sweet Home ter quality problems that affect fish and other aquatic life, Ranger District Hydrologist Lance Gatchell, Rice, City Man- Adams said. ager Craig Martin and a junior high school student. Some communities do treat storm water, said Engineer- For more information or to volunteer, contact Gatchell ing Technician "Irish Rice. "In Sweet Home, storm water at (541)367-3628 or Adams at (541)367-6243. /; -" - ' - :-- ' -" - ' -" - ; - - -- 17 __.__ , __ __ • __.__ , __.__ 0 i II ¢,, Shop Sweet Home First - Visit These Fine Local Businesses HAVE YOU [I ' Oakwood ,, , J =1 "Where Friends Gather' I II~ll~ ..... C~CB;117770 .... ' "''|1 . |1 | MADE YOUR Retad Center For Electric COHHUNITY COLLEGE I _ : I _ofresiden.fiaI l l1256-BMainslmet II | E IWIIL? | . j c nc cornmerclaiWlnng Jisweetllolne |i Sweet Home Center | .409-1026 1661 Lon St .......... ! - • g • J~ Men Women Ch dren i FeE!oEST!mT]S If.=,.,,.. + i l I I • lOO3 Long St., Sweet Home I | I.;reo m,,tos | 18:30am'9:30pmM°nffhurs'Cl°sedFridayi 1275 Main St., Sweet Home | JTues.-Fri. 9am-5:3Opm. Sat. gam-4:30 I llo.-.k i+ i | I Local Classes II • o: ' ' 'E~:;i~z~: ~ I Walk-ins, No Appointment Necessary I Sweet Home | I L}UU ¥¥ UUU I I ............ | FARMERS INSURANCE UN,.SmNSUP.ANC ___ Craig Fentiman, Agent GROU LLC, • Auto • Life • Home OUR CUSTOIIERS ARE #1. Joel Keesecker • Commercial 3037 Main St., Sweet Home ! !iiiilililili!iiiiii~:~:~iiiiii~:~iil//:~:~lii~ ~ ~ii§i+~ii7~iiiii~i~:~+ii7~iii§iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~:~:iii FREE INVESTMENT REVIEWS, Theresa A Grimes Financial Advisor 1195 Main Street Suite 1 Sweet Home, O~ 97386 541-367-5155 www.edwardjones,com ~,,+e~b+~, ~c i : : Blake Keesecker, Keith Keesecker & Joel Keesecker We've been serving Sweet Home com- munity for over 70 ears, beginning with the Sweet Home Instance Agency in 1938. They were the foreJnners of Keesecke( Insurance Agency, wich took over in 1964. Let Joel Keesecker, Dnavan Willems, Blake Keesecker, Carol Niool, Sabrina Sutor or Laci Hegge help yot with your IRAs. life, auto, home, busines, and mobile home needs. Call today! 541-367-2141. 1195 Main Street, Sweet Home PLUMBING FLOYD NEUSCHWANDER - OWNER FROM SWEET HOME New Construction • Remodels Repairs • Service • Water Heaters I I Liberty Rock Products Inc. Good, clean crushed quarry gravel - most sizes available, drain rock, FREE delivery to the Sweet Home Area. (541) 409-1982 RV Parts & Servnce + 'i+! .... Get seen bV thousands of local residents and potential customers! What are you waiting for? CailgsHow!