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Eagle Scout Project to Raise Awareness of Dumping into Storm Drains

August 12, 2014

Board Of Public Works_Eagle Scout1The City of Plymouth will benefit from an Eagle Scout project to be completed by Kevin Bachman from Troop 257.

Monday night members of the Board of Public Works and Safety approved Bachman’s request for a community service project.

After looking at various potential projects Utility Superintendent Donny Davidson and Bachman settled on a project that would inspect the city’s 1,844 storm drains and place warning medallions on storm drains warning of No Dumping – Drains to River.

Bachman’s Eagle Scout project is a leadership role where he will oversee at least a dozen scout volunteers who will work beside him on the project. Currently scheduled for Saturday, August 23rd the scouts will divide into groups with an adult supervisor and canvas the city avoiding main thoroughfares such as Michigan Street, Oak Drive and Jefferson Street. Davidson stated that all participants will be provided training for installation of the medallions and will wear safety vests and use traffic cones to warn oncoming traffic of their activities.

Board Of Public Works_Eagle Scout2Davidson told members of the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety, “This is a valuable part of public education that all citizens need to be aware of to protect our waterways from preventable pollution.” He also noted, “The City will receive credits in the IDEM required MS4 program.”