Members of the Phelps County Venture Crew #84 volunteer their time and talent working in five different zones and four separate groups to help the City of Rolla’s Public Works Department install over 500 stormwater inlet markers on Saturday, May 12 in the downtown area. Pictured installing a red, stainless steel ‘No Dumping – Drains to Streams’ marker on the corner of Pine Street and Vichy Road. (Picture (front row, l to r) are: Forrest Brown, Madelyne Bequette, Robert Block and Gene Bequette, Venture Crew Advisor.)
Phelps County Venture Crew #84 members Allie Burns, (left) and Elizabeth Johnson, install a red, stainless steel stormwater inlet marker on a curb near 13th and Pine Streets. The effort was lead by Anne McClay, Project Coordinator, Public Works Department, and several Venture Crew members and advisors, who placed 500 markers on stormwater inlets along the streets from 18th Street to 10th Street and Hwy. 63 to Forum Drive.
Venture Crew Advisor Bob Block, left, prepares to install a red stormwater inlet marker on 10th Street. Also pictured (l to r) are: Susan Wrasmann, Master Naturalist, and Healthy Yards for Clear Streams and Diane Block, Phelps County Venture Crew #84 Committee Chairman. There are over 4,300 stormwater inlets located along 100 miles of streets in the City of Rolla, and this initial effort is the first phase of a multi-year program designed to involve and educate the community regarding the importance of not dumping chemicals, pollutants and yard waste into storm drain inlets. (Scott Grahl/City of Rolla photo)
Members of the Phelps County Venture Crew #84 wear safety vests while installing over 100 stormwater inlet red, stainless steel markers around Ber Juan Park, SplashZone, 14th Street and Holloway Streets. Pictured (l to r) are: Phelps County Venture Crew Associate Advisors Dean Smith and Glen Matlock; Mark Mueller, Venture Crew member who is a Junior at Missouri University of Science and Technology, and Mark’s father, Mike Mueller, Venture Crew Associate Advisor. The Stormwater Inlet Marker program is collaboration among the City of Rolla, Phelps County Venture Crew, Meramec Hills Master Naturalists, and Stream Team #3713. The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has provided partial funding for this project under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.
(Scott Grahl/City of Rolla photos)