Met Students Paint Storm Drains to Help Keep Woonasquatucket River Clean

 "The drain goes right to the river so if you throw it, it will just go right to the river and pollute the animals and the fish," says Jiah.

Jiah and her classmates have been part of an art educational class taught by art teacher, Brent Bachelder, since September. Their murals, are based on different animals who live near and in the river, who are affected by the environment. Trash thrown into the drains can blocks its ability to funnel water from city streets efficiently, and can pollute the water supply that is then directly drained into the river.

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