Storm drains around Fairhope are getting a big upgrade beginning Friday:
Thanks to a partnership between the City of Fairhope, Fairhope High School, Weeks Bay Foundation and the Eastern Shore Art Center, area high school students had the chance to design art for storm drain markers as part of a project created to bring awareness about protecting Mobile Bay while reminding people to keep only rain in the drains.
The three designs chosen were created by Fairhope High School Students Shyann Hester, Gabriella Notarangelo and Anna Jones.
The installation kick-off for the first markers will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Pier Avenue Boat Ramp on the corner of Pier Avenue and Mobile Street. The City of Fairhope will install the remaining markers and will also provide opportunities to individual neighborhoods to install them on their own.
Funding for this project was provided in part by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Lands Division, Coastal Section and NOAA’s National Coastal Zone Management Program. The project is part of the City of Fairhope’s overall resilience and environmental efforts.