Art alliance paints storm drains in Battle Ground

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Battle Ground — Members of the Battle Ground Art Alliance were out on Main Street on Sept. 16 painting murals on storm drains as a reminder that what enters storm drains affects the health of the city’s local streams, Woodin Creek and Mill Creek. The project was a collaboration between the alliance, the city and the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, which provided supplies. A release from the city said there are 2,000 catch basins in the city collecting stormwater runoff, and urged residents to not throw things, such as pet waste or cigarette butts, in a storm drain or street gutter.