Greening Vermillion launched a new round of storm drain painting in 2018. Artists have painted many drains across town the last few years, and this summer, Sustainable RIVER students (http://sites.usd.edu/sustainableriver/) revitalized many of those that were weathered. This fall, students from the USD Department of Art are creating more designs for new drains!
Painted drains help bring awareness to storm drain pollution, reminding community members that storm water drains directly into the Vermillion and Missouri Rivers, carrying with it pollution and litter. This pollution has an impact on fish and wildlife as well as clean water for recreation, drinking, and the natural beauty of our community.